June Melby

writer, spoken word artist, mammal

Events and classes

Jan 8, 2017
June just sent out a newsletter, which she says she does "kinda monthly," but honestly, she doesn't like to bother people all that often. In any case, if you'd like to get a copy, you can signup for the mailing list.

Jan. 22. 7pm
June will be doing a talk on "Writing your Family History" at the Winneshiek County Genealogical Society.

March 16 Arthaus Cringe Night. Courtyard and Cellar, Decorah
By the way, there is a Cringe Night on March 16th, but June will be out of town, and hence, not hosting it.

Feb. 27 to March 20 June goes to Los Angeles! No events scheduled, yet, but check back here for updated info, doncha know.

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 June 24-29, 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 shortly 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