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Céline Keating

peer artist leader (novel incubator, book revision lab)


Céline Keating is the author of three novels, Layla (2011), Play for Me (2015), and The Stark Beauty of Last Things (2023), and co-editor of On Montauk, A Literary Celebration. Her fiction has received two first-place fiction awards, the Tucson Festival of Books and the Hackney Award for Short Fiction, and been published in many literary magazines. Céline’s latest novel was inspired by living part-time in Montauk, Long Island, and she serves on the board of environmental organization Concerned Citizens of Montauk. She and her husband recently moved to Bristol, Rhode Island, where she will explore a different coastal environment.


Short Fiction
  • “Nova Scotia” | Prairie Schooner
  • “Stalking Dr. Strepokovitch” | The Emrys Journal
  • “Carvel Man” | The North Stone Review
  • “Home” | Mount Hope
  • “My Search for Three Pines” | Creativity and Constraint | Wising-Up Press
  • “5 Ways Building Community Can Build Platform” | Fine Lines
  • “Developing Your Writing Skills: Point of View” | Writer’s Digest
  • Summer 2012|“After the Book Party” | Poets & Writers| with co-authors Alethea Black and Michelle Toth
  • Summer 2013|“Decisions, Decisions” | Poets & Writers| with co-authors Alethea Black and Michelle Toth
Book Reviews
  • 2017|Kinship of Clover by Ellen Meeropol
  • 2017|Necessary Fictions by Melissa Fratterigo