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!

JUNE 17, 2015 - MORE EASY STEPS TO WRITING A DYNAMIC SHORT STORY
at Changing Hands Bookstore! All are welcome to join Stella at CHB 300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ from 6:30-8:30 for a dynamic short story workshop that will make story writing truly easy! Register at CHB website, or call (602) 274-0067 ASAP! $25 fee for class. Join in this fun class, and meet fellow writers, a special night for all!

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!

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 PHOENIC WIDE City, New Mexico. More info to follow on this exciting event.

2015-2016 CULTURAL ARTS COALITION - Judy Butzine
Stella is working on a city-wide project with CAC,  Beyond the Poverty Line: Creating Public Discourse. Stella will be writing up ten PAGEstories from the community, and artists will paint them on a traveling mural! This is one good way to tell our stories for all to see.

2015 FRIENDS OF THE PHOENIX PUBLIC LIBRARY - JUNE 13. Keynote Address. (See EVENTS)

2015 AGUILAS SUMMER SYMPOSIUM - JULY 18.
ASU DOWNTOWN.
 A week of super acivities for teens headed for college. "Be the Light" is this year's theme. Stella will give keynote address on morning of July 18. Contact Stella for more info, or to attend.

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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