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.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AT SANTA BARBARA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE STELLA POPE DUARTE AS THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2014 LUIS LEAL AWARD FOR DISTINCTION IN CHICANO/LATINO LITERATURE. CONGRATULATIONS TO STELLA FOR THIS ACHIEVEMENT!  PAST RECIPIENTS HAVE INCLUDED OSCAR HIJUELOS AND RODOLFO ANAYA.
Luis Leal Award to be presented at UC at Santa Barbara on October 29, 2014. Presenter will be Dr. Mario Garcia. ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND!

October 2, 2014 PALO VERDE LIBRARY,
4402 N. 51st Avenue in Phoenix. Stella will join the Cultural Coalition, Inc. for a time of Dia de los Muertos storytelling. Time is 6:30 PM COME BY FOR A FUN-FILLED, SPOOKY TIME!

October 25, 2014, MESA ARTS CENTER
Our own Boogey Woman, La Llorona will take center stage at One East Main Street in Mesa. North Patio Stage from 3:45 to 4:45. Stella will wrap you up in her spellbinding story. TONS of fun for zombies, spooks, and ghostly figures. ALL WELCOME!

CULTURAL ARTS COALITION - 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.