Monday, May 14th, JUNE MELBY features! Plus! 140 Character “Tweet Tweet” Writing Challenge!

FEATURED ARTIST: JUNE MELBY is a poet, musician, and former standup comedian.  The author of My Family and Other Hazards (Holt, 2014), a memoir about growing up on a retro 1950s miniature golf course, which was a New York Times Bestseller. As a spoken word artist she has performed at literary festivals, national poetry slams, and in Europe. She is the voice of “Bang” one of the evil aliens in the movie Space Jam with Michael Jordan.  She has a album of spoken word and music with her band June Melby and Her Future Enemies, and received an MFA from the University of Iowa.  Currently June lives in a log cabin in the woods with her husband and a twenty-pound cat named Ferdinand Magellan.

BONUS RUCKUS: TWEET TWEET Writing Challenge! (rescheduled from last week) Think you can change the world in 140 characters? Most celebrities think they can! We’ll have a drink on the line for the performer who can best make us gasp with a poetic 140 characters (bonus points for hash-tagging something about us at the Dirty Gerund. CO-HOST ALEX CHARALAMBIDES will be back from work/then/illness sebatical and is ready for ruckus! Thanks to NARK LIZZARD for holding down the co-hosting slot! MARK LEIGHTON will hold it down musically. Think we’re in the market for snacks and visual arts, hit us up on the social medias, as NICHOLAS EARL DAVIS will probably be at the closest pond, lake, body of water cause it’s SPRINGTIME and we plan on being outside, weather permitting, from here on out! We out!


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