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Events and classes in 2019

Wed. April 17, 2019

"Word Salad." Courtyard and Cellar.  Decorah, Iowa.  6:45pm signup; 7:00pm show.

Come to the brand-spanking new monthly open mic series, Word Salad, hosted by June! Bring your poetry, stories, "found poetry" or comedy.  (every 3rd Wed. of the month)  

Word salad:  "Locally sourced. Sometimes fresh." 

(Upcoming dates:  May 15, June 19, July 17 ...)

Friday, May 10. 8-10pm

"Cringe Night"  at the Courtyard and Cellar.  The local favorite returns! Bring out your childhood diaries, middle school short stories, old teenage love letters, bad song lyrics, and we'll all laugh together! This is always a super fun night.  Sign up in advance with Arthaus to read something, and they'll buy you a drink and let you in free!  Hosted by June Melby.

Wed. May 15, 2019

"Word Salad." Courtyard and Cellar. Decorah, Iowa. 6:45pm signup; 7:00pm show.

June 23 - 28, 2019

Weeklong writing retreat: "A Hedonistic Week of Creative Indulgence (for your muse)"

University of Iowa Summer Writers Festival

Start thinking of summer!  June will be teaching a much-raved-about weeklong class on creativity in Iowa City. You'll write more and better than you thought possible (or just have a really really good time.) It's her favorite writing class -- ever-- to teach.  Registration now open.

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June 11, 2018, Dragonfly Books, Decorah, IA
June Melby and Keith Lesmeister team up once again to amaze and confound.

May 14, 2018. Worcester, MA.Dirty Gerund

March 13, 2018. Chevalier’s Books on Larchmont. Los Angeles, CA.

March 14, 2018. Ugly Mug, Orange, CA
June is featuring at the long-running series.