June Melby

writer, spoken word artist, mammal

Events and classes in 2018

March 13, Tuesday,7pm. Chevalier’s Books on Larchmont. Los Angeles, CA.
A fabulous night of poetry hosted by the carbonated Brendan Constantine, featuring June Melby, Kim Dower, and Elizabeth Iannaci. Woohoo!

March 14, Wednesday, 8pm. Ugly Mug, Orange, CA
June is featuring at the long-running reading (fifteen years? twenty?) hosted by the effervescent and adorable Steve Ramirez and Ben Trigg. Two Idiots Peddling Poetry

June 24 - 29, 2018. University of Iowa Summer Writers Festival
Start thinking of summer! June will be teaching a much-raved-about weeklong creativity class called "A Hedonistic Week of Creative Indulgence (for your muse)." She taught the class last year, and it has become her favorite. You can sign up at

Selected Works

Funny and nostalgic ... Melby deftly captures her family’s seemingly endless lakeside summers and the inevitable letting go of childhood.
Rob Spillman
Endearing... An outpouring of tender, witty memories.
Publisher's Weekly
poetry and music