Self Care (Opening Reception and Reading)

November 17th 7-10pm
Reading at 8pm
Little Berlin
2430 Coral St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125

New Work by J. Pacoe
With Readings by Candy Alexandra, Raquel Salas Rivera, & Virginia Price

As the third Zine Project Curator at Little Berlin’s Annex Space, J Pascoe combines Greek mythology and personal narrative to create new responses in overcoming situations in our patriarchal society. In Medusa and the Hounds of Hell, a 16 page comic, the artist positions herself as a Medusa-like figure in response to an instance of street harassment. Selfies is a series of sticker portraits based on the Greek myth of Baubo, a jester-crone figure known for crude and delightful antics.

J Pascoe’s work for the last several years has centered on how social settings and urban spaces are navigated by the general populace as well as her own anxiety and discomfort from interactions originating at these sites. Often finished work takes form on paper as prints or artist books with occasional site-specific or temporary installations. J lives and works in Philadelphia.

This event will also feature the live readings from several Philadelphia based poets and visual artists: Candy Alexandra, Raquel Salas Rivera, and Virginia Price.

Candy Alexandra is a Latinx papermaker, book artist and (newbie) poet born and raised in Little Havana, Miami, FL. In her written and visual work, she captures the essence of her experiences as a first generation Latinx immigrant.

Candy Alexandra received a BA in Romance Languages and Literature from Mount Holyoke College in 2014 and her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in 2017.

Raquel Salas Rivera es una poeta puertorriqueña que vive in Filadelfia. Acutalmente, es co-editora y traductora para The Wanderer. Si para Roque Dalton no existe revolución sin poesía, para Raquel no existe poesía sin Puerto Rico. Puedes aprender más sobre su trabajo si visitas:

Raquel Salas Rivera is a Puerto Rican poet that lives in Philadelphia. Currently they are Co-Editor and Translator at The Wanderer. If for Roque Dalton there is no revolution without poetry, for Raquel there is no poetry without Puerto Rico. You can find out more about there work at:

Virginia Price is a Philadelphia-based visual artist and poet. Her poetic work often revolves around themes of desire, power, and emotional discomfort. She is currently working on a chapbook entitled WANT, in which she examines feelings of dissatisfaction and asks the question: What is it to be satisfied? And is complete satisfaction something that can even be obtained?

Little Berlin will also be hosting a potluck dinner taking place in our main gallery during this event. Feel free to participate by bringing a dish and/or eating with us.

This event is free and open to the public.