Thank you to the students of: 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!

Stella's Up-Coming Events are FREE to the public, unless otherwise noted. If you would like to be on our mailing list to receive information on upcoming events, please contact Stella!


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.

Living to Tell the Story: A Memoir Workshop, will be presented by Stella at Changing Hands Booktore, on Tuesday, June 17 from 6:30-8:30 PM. Learn how to capture the most important stories of your life. Don't waste all the good memories just thinking about them, WRITE THEM DOWN! Join Stella for this exciting workshop, 6428 S.McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ. Call (480) 730-0205 to register. $25 fee. First come, first served.

Hancock Elementary School in Chandler, April 21 to May 16, 2014
Hancock students and faculty will host Stella as their 2014 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE. The magical world of writing will open up for the lucky students, and they will have the opportunity to perform their work in a special school event. LUCKY HANCOCK STUDENTS! Contact : Curt Landon,