June Perkins – taken by Heidi Den Ronden

Dr June Perkins is a lyrical, jubilant, compassionate and poetic writer of Indigenous Papua New Guinean and Australian background with extensive experience in conducting cultural and creative writing workshops within community settings and in tutoring and mentoring primary school, high school and tertiary writers. She is moved to write by pressing social issues, such as the future of the planet, the need to eradicate extremes of wealth and poverty and prejudice, and the optimism of young people.

Her PhD was on the subject of writing empowerment, and ever since finalising that in 2004, she has been applying her research into her everyday practices as a writer in and for community. In 2016 June won an ASA writing mentorship for picture books and successfully crowd funded and published Magic Fish Dreaming, a poetry book for children and the young at heart. In 2017 she won several Royal Dragon Fly Awards for Magic Fish Dreaming.

Her work has been published in a huge variety of spaces, including ABC Open. She is working hard towards more publication breakthroughs, with a novel and picture books in progress.


You can find interviews here:

Kids Book Review Interview

Interview with Queensland Writer’s Centre

Interview with ReadiLearn

Interview with Ali Stegert on Spilling Ink



Member of the following groups or directories.


You can find me at  Twitter    Facebook    Vimeo    Pinterest

I am a regular photographic contributor to Nineteen Months.

Visit my website to find out more  June Perkins

4 thoughts on “Author

  1. Thanks Mim. The beauty of the cyberworld is finding connections of place, art, memory. I love working across media – each inspiring the other. I began writing poems as a young girl in Tasmania encouraged by teachers and the Tasmanian poetry festival.

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