Thank you to the 1,000 students of: Hancock Elementary in Chandler, remember "The trees are dancing.";First Episcopalian Church of Phoenix, Saluting Dr. King; St. Gregory's Prep Academy in Tucson, GREAT Diversity Day; AZ Girls' Leadership Academy, I salute my talented teen writers-AWESOME; Florence Crittenton Academy-amazing writers, you took my breath away with beauty; Paiute Neighborhood Center, ACP Alhambra College Prep Charter School - Your imagination soars!; Brunson-Lee Elementary School-touched my funny bone; Kiva Elementary School in Scottsdale, Greek myths came alive! Thanks to Cataline Ventura in the Alhambra School District for the wonderful poetry and prose created during my fabulous time at your school. Residencies at Desert Canyon Elementary School in the Scottsdale School District, Brooks Academy in the Roosevelt School District, Laveen Writers Club, and 21st Century Students After-School Program at Capitol School in the Phoenix 1 School District were all filled with brilliant writers.  YOU  ARE ALL AMAZING!! Poetry Central Students from Phoenix Union High School District, and NORAZ Teen Poets of Flagstaff, YOU ROCK!!

THANKS TO: YWCA Women's Empowerment Luncheon/Lecture Series; Kappa Delta Chi ASU Latina Sorority; Concordia College, Women's Studies Program in Moorehead, Minnesota; Tucson Festival of Books; Western Arizona College in Yuma; University of California at Irvine; Cal State at Long Beach; Willamette Conference in, Phoenix Portland; Hispanic Cultural Center at Albuquerque; St. Mary's College/Notre Dame; City of Glendale, Hispanic Network; Phoenix College Alumni Association; Scottsdale Women Writers Society; Nuestras Raices Conference in Tucson; Glendale Community College; City of Phoenix; American Express; Boeing Airlines; Estrella Community College; Rio Salado Community College; El Paso Community College; TERROS Diversity Cesar Chavez Celebration; Pinal County Cesar Chavez Celebration, and Desert West Community Center, thank you for your warm welco" me!


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Year-round classes at City of Phoenix Community Centers
Sharing her love of writing in a series of workshops entitled: "The Call to Write," Stella will open opportunities for community members to experience the freedom of writing memoir. Focusing on senior centers, her work will open doors for writing at community centers in the Phoenix and Sunnyslope areas. Go to City of Phoenix website for more information.

CULTURAL ARTS COALITION 2015-2016 CITY WIDE PROJECT - Judy Butzine
Stella is working on a project with CAC, Beyond the Poverty Line: Creating Public Discourse. Stella will be writing up ten stories 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. Students will actively participate in this dynamic way to envision story.

JUNE 13, 2015 FRIENDS OF THE PHOENIX PUBLIC LIBRARY
Burton Barr Library will be the location for Stella's luncheon keynote address on what her life as a writer has meant to her. Her magical tale will be part of a literary celebration sponsored by Stella's favorite people - Librarians and book lovers!

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!

JULY 18 2015 AGUILAS SUMMER SYMPOSIUM AT ASU DOWNTOWN
Stella will keynote with a thought provoking talk, "We Cannot Look Away," challenging Aguila youth to engage in community, choosing issues they will dedicate their passion to. Contact Stella or Rosemary Ybarra Hernandez CEO of Aguilas for more info.

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. More info to follow on this exciting event.