News and Events


June 25, 2015
Time: TBD
NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway, NYC
(with Ellen Meeropol and Shelley Ettinger)

June 23, 2015
6:30 p.m. 
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134
(with Shary Hauer, Donna Stoneham, Gina Folk, Kamy Wicoff)

June 17, 2015
Time: TBD 
Montauk Library
871 Montauk Highway, Montauk 11954
With the Montauk Writers Group

June 13, 2015
7 p.m. 
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119
(with Carol Merchasin, Kamy Wicoff, Eileen Flanagan)
June 10, 2015
7 p.m.
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA
(with Barbara Stark-Nemon, Jo Ivester, Nina Gaby, Donna Stoneham)

June 2, 2015
7:30 p.m. 
Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(with Jo Ivester, Betsy Teutsch, Tammy Hetrick, Donna Stoneham, Carol Merchasin, Kamy Wicoff, and Eileen Flanagan)
May 27-29, 2015
Book Expo America
Javits Center, 655 W 34th St, New York

May 5, 2015
7 p.m. 
Third Place Books partnered with The Hedgebrook
17171 Bothell Way NE Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
(with Kamy Wicoff and Leanna Lehman)

May 4, 2015
7 p.m.  
Annie Bloom’s Bookstore
7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219
(with Kamy Wicoff and Leanna Lehman)

Sunday, May 3, 2015
11 a.m.
Reading, Harbor Books
with Sande Boritz Berger and Lou Ann Walker
Sag Harbor, NY

Friday, May 1, 2015
7 p.m. 
Reading and Launch Party
Hosted by Book Culture Book Store
450 Columbus Avenue (between 81st & 82nd)
Light refreshments

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
7 p.m.
Panel: “Today’s World of Publishing: The Road Less Traveled,”
Stony Brook Southampton College, Southampton, NY

Left to right (above): Judy L. Mandel (Replacement Child - a Memoir), Kamy Wicoff (Wishful Thinking), and Céline Keating (Play for Me). Not shown: Sande Boritz Berger (The Sweetness)

Sunday, February 1, 2015
7 p.m.
Reading: “Words of Wisdom from Wising Up Anthologies.” Bluestocking Café, 172 Allen Street, NYC

Left to right: Kerry Lonlan (author and Editorial Board); Heather Torgeson, publisher of Wising Up Press; Stephanie Hart, co-host; and Céline at Bluestocking Café

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
6 p.m.
WNBA Panel on Political Fiction, with Céline Keating, Ellen Meeropol, Marnie Mueller, Elizabeth Nunez, and Tiphanie Yanique
Co-sponsored with Pace University’s English and Women’s Studies Departments

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

7:30 p.m.
Montauk Writers Group,
The Montauk Library


May 21, 2014
7 p.m.
The Dolphin Bookstore and Café
Port Washington, Long Island
Book Club Discussion of Layla

May 14, 2014
5 p.m.
“The Readers and Eaters Book Group”
Roslyn, NY

March 15–18, 2014
Tucson Festival of Books/Masters Workshop

Thursday, February 20, 2014
6–8 p.m.
Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia St.
Greenwich Village, NY 10014
Reading and co-hosting inaugural BusinessWeek alumni reading

Monday, January 20, 2014
7 p.m.
Book club discussion and appearance at the Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, Massachusetts
Odyssey Bookshop, The Open Fiction Book Group

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Céline Keating joined Jenny Halper, Nina McConigley, Meg Tuite, and Robert Vaughan for an evening of readings to celebrate the arrival of autumn at Jimmy’s No. 43 on Sunday, October 20.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Celine Keating joined Kathryn Levy, John Reid Currie, and Peter Vanderberg for a reading sponsored by the “Oh, Bernice!” writers collective at their new location, Astoria Book Shop.

May 19, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Oh, Bernice! Writers Collective
Cafe Marlene (
41-11 49th Street
Sunnyside, New York 

March 11, 2012

“Music and Nostalgia," A reading on a theme by authors Alethea Black and Céline Keating, with guest violinist Willa Odefey

2 p.m.
Mount Pleasant Public Library
350 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Download PDF here.

January 15, 2012

A celebration of Plain View Press in remembrance of founder Susan Bright (1945-2010)

4 p.m. Bookwoman
5501 N. Lamar Blvd, #A-105
Austin, Texas 78751-1029

October 12, 2011

6:45-8:45 p.m.
The Write Now! Writing Workshop invites you to a special October meeting for a fascinating discussion by author Céline Keating about her novel Layla. There will be time for questions and answers about the writing process and a book signing at the end of the program. Registration for this free program is not required. To see a poster for this event, click here.

Red Bank Public Library
Eisner Memorial Library
84 West Front St.
Red Bank, NJ 07701

August 8, 2011

Reading, 6:30 PM
Freeport Community Library
Freeport, Maine

August 3, 2011

Reading, 7:30 PM
Keene Valley Library
Keene Valley, N.Y.

July 6, 2011

Alethea Black, author of I Knew You'd Be Lovely, Michelle Toth, author of Annie Begins, and Céline Keating, author of Layla, will share contrasting approaches to three of the great themes of fiction—sex, death, and rejection, at 6 PM July 6 at Cornelia Street Cafe. Learn more about this trio of friends here. (Photo by Miguel Rocha/Medi)

Reading, 6 PM
Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia St. (between Bleeker and West 4th))
New York, NY 10014
Reading and discussion with Alethea Black and Michelle Toth
• Additional event information here.

June 24, 2011
New York City Book Launch and Party
5–8 PM
The Culture Center
410 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024

Céline Keating at Montauk Bookshop on June 4 at a sell-out event that attracted seventy people. To read more about the event at “Dan’s Hamptons” click here.

June 4, 2011
Montauk Book Launch and Party
3–5 PM
Montauk Bookshop
37 The Plaza
Montauk, NY 11954

Feb. 4, 2011

AWP Conference, Washington D.C., February 2–5, 2011. Table signing, Friday, , 3:00.

Reading: Plain View Press Reading and Reception
6-10 pm, International Visions Gallery, 2629 Connecticut Ave. NW #2, Washington, DC 20008, 202-234-5112, Free. Additional information here.


The Huffington Post has named Layla to its list of “Best Books Just Out Or Coming Soon We Thought You Should Know About.”

• Layla is included in Poets & Writers magazine’s roundup of “Great Summer Fiction Debuts,” July-August 2011

• Read "Journey to Bridge a Generation Gap," in the Queens Tribune, June 2-8, 2011, here. (PDF)

• Download an author photo here.

• Download a high-resolution image of the Play for Me cover here.

• Download the Play for Me reading group guide here.