Stella
Pope Duarte
"It's right there, mija, right in front of you what you have to do next." Francisco Moreno Duarte
Staircase Dream, 1995
                                                                                                                                            2007 Photo by Phillip Soto

Writing is my way up the staircase: WELCOME TO MY WEBSITE!
Stella's NEW BOOK RELEASED SEPTEMBER 2012! Now available on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and by order from your local bookstore.

WRITING THROUGH REVELATIONS, VISIONS AND DREAMS; The Memoir of a Writer's Soul

Book CoverA writing memoir that is a roadmap to understanding your own internal world, the "private estate," within. Learning the language of your own soul will empower you and release creative energy that will illuminate your path and guide you in fulfilling your life's purpose. This brilliant memoir will bring to life the intimate “I am” hidden within that, once recognized, raises a cry of joy.


WOMEN WHO LIVE IN COFFEE SHOPS AND OTHER STORIES 
Winner of the 2008 Chicano/Latino Literary Prize
Arte Publico Press-University of Houston
Houston, Texas

Women who liveVIEW YOU TUBE TRAILER!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rKwtOifUcOEtfeature=shareEtlist=UL9rKwtOifUcO

El Paso Times Review by: Rigoberto Gonzalez
http://www.elpasotimes.com/living/ci_15142535

See link below for Houston Radio Interview with Eric LArts Building adau.
http://app1.kuhf.org/houston_public_radio-news-display.php?articles_id=1268756550

These award-winning stories, set against an urban backdrop of seedy motels, dilapidated houses and railroad tracks bring to life the meanest streets in Phoenix. Flashy divas, tranvestites, street walkers, Pmafiosos, and children who know too much too soon, will capture your heart with tales of love, humor and cutting-edge action.  Phoenix Street Society as you have never seen it before!

University of Arizona Press  
                           
Juarez Cover                                      
If I Die in Juárez
“Their bodies were found in a shallow grave lying on their backs in a row, each body in the shape of a cross, naked and recently killed, with two maquiladora (factory worker) uniforms discarded nearby...”
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2009 American Book Award

VIEW EXCITING YOU TUBE TRAILER OF: IF I DIE IN JUAREZ!!
(See below)
Created by JJ Stratton of North Canyon High School, Phoenix, Arizona
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http://youtu.be/Kv4Zi1GaVZA

2009 Pulitzer Prize Nomination

2009 FOREWORD BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD: "GOLD MEDAL IN MULTICULTURAL FICTION"

2009 INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARD: "BEST NOVEL, ADVENTURE OR DRAMA IN ENGLISH"-HONORABLE MENTION

2009 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS: "GOLD MEDAL IN MULTICULTURAL FICTION"


2008 SOUTHWEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD "TOP PICK"

2008 ARIZONA BOOK OF THE YEAR
AWARD: "BEST IN POPULAR FICTION"

Other books by Stella.....
Internationally Acclaimed Novel
 Let Their Spirits Dance
The passionate story of a family's spiritual journey to the Vietnam Memorial Wall by
a new and vibrant voice in fiction.
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Harper Collins

2003 AZ Highways Fiction Award

                          2003  Nomination ONE BOOKAz 

                          2002 Nomination to Oprah's Book Sense List
  

Fragile Night 
The stories move between humor, lyricism, and tragedy as the characters emerge from their trials strong and unafraid to face the challenges and risks of life.
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 Bilingual Review Press 

1997 Finalist for Pen West Fiction Award



PHOENIX NOIR, 2009
Tales of mystery, and dark intrigue, set in Phoenix. Stella's
story, "Confession" comes from the Harmon Park/St, Anthony area--and the "confession" is one you will not soon forget. Other great writers are included: Diana Gabaldon, Luis Urrea, and Charles Kelley to name a few.

Editor: Patrick Milliken
Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N. Goldwater Blvd #101
Scottsdale, AZ
Phone: (480) 947-2974

To order copies of Stella's Books you may also contact Phoenix Book Company. Free shipping in Arizona.



     
                     

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Upcoming Events. See list below, or  CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENTS  

 Contact Stella  

 2013, Nominated as one of four ARIZONA MAKERS,  inpired by the PBS National Special, MAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA.
 CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL! Stella Pope Duarte, Mary Jo West, Ambassador Barbara Barrett, and Judge Roxanne Song Ong.
 

Recipient of the AMERICAN BOOK AWARD, 2009 for IF I DIE IN JUAREZ
(See "About Stella" for list of awards)

Recipient of  2014 Luis Leal Award for
Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literture 
University of California at Santa Barbara 

 SOUTHWEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 
"Top Pick"

ARIZONA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD  "Best in Popular Fiction"

LATINO LITERARY PRIZE, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IRVINE

BOOK SENSE NOMINATION - OPRAH'S LIST

ARIZONA HIGHWAYS MAGAZINE
 "Fiction Award for 2003" 


2012 ONE BOOK YUMA, WOMEN WHO LIVE IN COFFEE SHOPS AND OTHER STORIES

SEE EVENTS PAGE FOR MORE!

2015 CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES FOR PHOENIX WIDE COMMUNITY CENTERS
Stella will conduct  creative writing classes for lucky Phoenix community centers--get your pens and paper ready!

HARMON PARK LIBRARY 65TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
Join Stella in this gala fest celebrating her barrio library, the charming place she went to read books as a child. Now she'll join dignataries to share in this barrio icon. Fun, lots of stories and meeting folks you thought you had forgotten! Event to begin at 10:45 AM. See you there!

ARIZONA HUMANITIES COUNCIL EVENING WITH AN AUTHOR, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
AHC is excited to bring Stella onboard to share her riveting talk: "Migration, Mestizaje and the New Millennium," an exploration of the ancient settlement of the Southwest by indigenous tribes, the mysterious founding of Tenochitlan (Mexico City), and the coming of the Europeans...love, triumph, sorrows and joy as you experience the legacy of modern-day Latinos. At AHC location, 1242 N. Central Avenue, Phx, 85004. Parking in back of building. 6 to 8 PM. Free event! More info: Ellie Hutchinson: ehutchinson@az humanities.org 

SOUTHWEST FESTIVAL OF THE WRITTEN WORD OCTOBER 2-4, 2015
The Southwest Festival of the Written Word is proud to host Stella Pope Duarte as a guest presenter in Silver City, New Mexico. Stella will present "GPS Storyteller," a writing workshop on Saturday October 3, 11:30-12:30, and will share on Wise Women Panel on Sunday, October 4, 11:30-12:30. FABULOUS authors all weekend...all events are FREE! Murry Hotel in Silver City is main link. Go to: www.swwordfiesta.org for more info. All invited!

MUJER INC. CONFERENCE OCTOBER 24, 2015, GRANT PARK GYM
More info to follow on this exciting conference for young Latinas who want to discover the "Power of Story." Stella will be the keynote.

March 28, 2013, Stella's Interview on Channel 8 HORIZONTE with Jose Cardenas. Insights on her personal memoir, and being an "Arizona Maker."
http://www.azpbs.org/horizonte/detailvid.php?id=951

KABAQ HEARING THE CENTURY: Listen to Stella tell her "Spiral Staircase," and "Chicago" story. Enlightenment and humor especially for you!
http://www.hearingthecentury.org/stella-pope-duarte/#more-414
 

PHOTOS--SEE MORE IN GALLERY

   

    
         
A SAMPLE OF ENDORSEMENTS RECEIVED FOR STELLA'S WORK & PRESENTATIONS
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"Your stories reached my heart. Keep writing. You are one of the writers who will enlarge humanity." Ursula K. Leguin

"Duarte is a magical weaver with a sure hand and a pure heart." Jacquelyn Mitchard

"Thank you for being a great role model for our youth." Governor Janet Napolitano

"How do I put into words the immense power your talk had on me. I was utterly amazed!" Rachel Berg, St. Mary's College

"I was fortunate enough to attend your workshop this past Saturday, and I must admit I felt the earth move! You are fabulous,
your words are magical, your stories are moving, and your energy is contagious." Rebecca Martin, South Mountain Community College

"I just saw you at the Desert Sleuth Writer's Conference and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your presentation!
Your sense of humor is like mine. I bought your book and read it, non-stop, for two days." Ali Koomen, Desert Sleuths

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