June Melby

writer, spoken word artist, mammal

Events and classes in 2018

June 11, Monday, 7pm. Dragonfly Books, Decorah, IA
June and Keith team up once again to amaze and confound. Featuring New Work you had no idea even existed! Great chance to stock up on summer reading: 10% of book sales this evening will go to the Community Food Pantry. Dragonfly Books

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 Iowa Summer Writing Festival


May 14, Monday, 9pm Worcester, MA.
June will be the featured artist at the Dirty Gerund a beloved poetry series at Ralph's Rock Diner.

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

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