MISSION CREEK FESTIVAL Zachary Pace and Fulla Abdul-Jabbar

Event date: 
Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 1:00pm

The Mission Creek Festival presents Zachary Pace and Fulla Abdul-Jabbar! Free Event, all are welcome!  1:00pm - 1:45pm. 

 Zachary Pace and Fulla Abdul-Jabbar will read from and talk about their books, I Sing to Use the Waiting and Who Loves the Sun. 

Zachary Pace  is a writer and editor who lives in New York City, whose writing has been published in the Baffler, BOMB, Bookforum, Boston Review, Frieze magazine, Interview magazine, Literary Hub, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the PEN Poetry Series, the Yale Review, and elsewhere. I Sing to Use the Waiting is their first book. "These essays span much more than women singers. They dive into sound, gender, queerness, the shaping of identity through voice and pop culture, and, yes, survival. The result is a collection with the vibe of a perfect mixtape. This compilation blends research, reportage, personal narrative, and cultural criticism, and each track offers something different and building off what came before... The collection resists easy classification--is it a memoir in essays or a collection of essays on pop culture? It's neither, it's both. The assemblage of this range of reportage, personal narrative, and cultural criticism, this hodgepodge of different forms, is itself queer. How beautiful for a book's form to echo what's at the heart of this collection: The intersection of pop culture, social issues, and personal experience make up Pace's claiming of their voice. And in doing so, they've helped me claim mine." --Rachel León, Split Lip Magazine

Fulla Abdul-Jabbar is a writer, artist, and editor living in Brooklyn where she teaches in the Department of Writing at the Pratt Institute. She has performed, screened, or exhibited nationally and internationally including at the Electronic Literature Organization, Human Resources LA, the Altered Aesthetics Film Festival, the Brussels Independent Film Festival, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Her writing has appeared in DIAGRAM, Bombay Gin, Jellyfish Review, Passages North, Northwest Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. Her debut book Who Loves the Sun was released in 2023 via Meekling Press.“Fulla Abdul-Jabbar is a stunning new voice. With tenderness, she combines hybrid forms to re-narrativize her time working in a laboratory, and to think through the aesthetics of scientific posters. She reflects upon early childhood and considers ethics with a deeply lucid mind and heart. Who Loves the Sun is a rare gift, and should be required reading for anyone grappling with the tenuous task of designing their own life.” —Claire Donato, author of Kind Mirrors, Ugly Ghosts



Event address: 
Prairie Lights
15 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
I Sing to Use the Waiting: A Collection of Essays about the Women Singers Who've Made Me Who I Am By Zachary Pace Cover Image
ISBN: 9781953387424
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Two Dollar Radio - January 23rd, 2024

I Sing to Use the Waiting: A Collection of Essays about the Women Singers Who've Made Me Who I Am is a vital and affecting reflection on how popular culture can shape personal identity.