Ammi Keller has been teaching writing, working in book publishing and studying writing since 1996.
Ammi penned the zine Emergency and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University. Her short stories can be found in American Short Fiction, Joyland, The Best American Nonrequired Reading and elsewhere. She has been awarded residencies from The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Norton Island Colony, and the Lambda Retreat for Emerging Writers. Ammi is currently finishing a novel-in-stories about Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, sexuality, and disaster capitalism.
As a teacher and editor, Ammi has edited literary greats during workshops as a Stegner Fellow, taught first novelists in Stanford’s Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing, and led classes, workshops and retreats on writing craft, creativity and mindfulness through Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program, Stanford’s Undergraduate Creative Writing Program, Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute, San Francisco’s Healing Arts Collective and elsewhere.
Before becoming a teacher, she worked in publishing, in the editorial department of TOR/Forge, a subsidiary of St. Martin’s Press, and as an acquiring editor, manuscript editor and marketing manager for Soft Skull Books. Ammi graduated summa cum laude from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a BA in Writing and Literature.