Live From Prairie Lights: Joe Brisben

Iowa City author and musician Joseph Brisben will read from his newly published work of fiction, Marvin’s Garden. “Marvin’s Garden is a refreshing take on a story that is all-too familiar ..., reminiscent of “All About Eve.” I loved the wonderful mixture of tones. Much of it is sad and horrifying, but there are places that made me laugh out loud, as when Madge tries to kill her abusive husband by over-feeding him. I love the animal revenge… and the note of hope.” –Richard Dyer Joseph Brisben has worked as an investment counselor and in college public relations. He has also worked as a reporter and copyreader, and 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 and plays trombone and a number of folk instruments. He has four children and four grandchildren and lives in Iowa City. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Jan Weissmiller in advance at
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Friday, May 20, 2016 - 2:00pm
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Friday, May 20, 2016 - 2:00pm

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