David Winton Bell Gallery

Event Details

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Bianca Diaz Book Talk and Signing | Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Lownes Room, John Hay Library

What happens when Mama goes to jail?

Artist and illustrator Bianca Diaz will discuss her career and most recent book, See You Soon (written by New York Times best-selling author Mariame Kaba), a poignant, beautifully illustrated children’s book about a little girl named Queenie who worries when her Mama gets sick and goes to jail. Will Mama have a warm bed to sleep in? Will she get better? Can love bridge the distance between them?

Join Bianca Diaz, Mariahdessa Ekere Tallie (award-winning children’s book author and Brown doctoral student), and Africana Studies assistant professor Lisa Biggs for an important and engaging conversation about storytelling, art, and healing, followed by a book signing. Free and open to the public.

Bianca Diaz is a Mexican American artist and children’s book illustrator from Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Bianca received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013, and a MA in Creative Process from the National University of Ireland in 2015.

Sponsored by the John Hay Library, Brown Arts Institute, and the Department of Africana Studies / Rites and Reason Theatre at Brown University.

Free and open to the public. This program takes place in the Lownes Room* in the John Hay Library, 20 Propsect Street. See the Events@Brown listing here.

*The Lownes Room is located on the second floor, up two flights of stairs. Please contact [email protected] if you will need elevator access, which requires staff accompaniment. Please reach out to Lizette as far in advance of the event as possible for this or any other accommodations that will enable you to attend and enjoy the event. Thank you.