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 2014-2015 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.

JANUARY 13, 2015 - CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE
How to be a GPS Storyteller is a workshop for anyone who has memories to record, or c reate. Locate a place. Why do you still remember it? Breathe. Tell a story. Go back to your "GPS" next, place, next story. Join Stella in this highly imaginative way to tell memorable stories. All writing levels welcome. Register at (602) 274-0067. CHB at 300 W. Camelback Rd., Phx., AZ 85013, 7-9 PM. $25 fee, first come first served. Call ASAP to reserve a seat.

JANUARY 27, 2015 TOUCHDOWN FOR TENDERNESS TOWNHALL
Family Tree Healthcare, will join forces with other Valley Domestic Violence Centers, to present an eyeopening event on how to prevent domestic violence in our homes and in our society. NFL players and other celebrities will participate. Stella will join in a panel discussion, and Q & A will follow. Many exciting activities will go on at Tempe Center for the Arts. Contact Kim Dartez: kdartez@familytreehealthcare.org or Stella at: stellapopeduarte@cox.net

FEBRUARY 7, 2015 LULAC FASHION SHOW
LULAC presents its annual Fashion Show at Tradiciones Restuarant, all welcome to attned. This is a fun time for all. Sella will share poetry at the event. More info to follow. 

2015 JANUARY CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES FOR ADAM DIAZ COMMUNITY CENTER
Stella will conduct a three-week series of classes for registered participants of Adam Diaz Senior Center. Call Carmen @ (602) 604-0640 if interested.

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.