Iowa City author and musician Joseph Brisben will read from his new book, Skip Day. Set in 1959, American Grafitti meets Animal House in this outrageous semi-autobiographic novel.
Joseph Brisben is the author of a previous work of fiction, Marvin’s Garden. He has worked as an investment counselor and in college public relations. He has also worked as a reporter and copyreader. In college he studied English and American literature at the University of Chicago and at Drake University. He has been writing fiction off and on for more than four decades, and in recent years has taken classes with the Iowa Summer Writing Program. In addition to writing, Brisben sings, plays trombone and a number of folk instruments. He has four children and four grandchildren, and lives in Iowa City.