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 welcome!
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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. HARMON PARK LIBRARY 65TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY! SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 Join Stella in this gala fest celebrating her barrio library, the charming place she went to read books as a child. Now she'll join dignataries to share in this barrio icon. Fun, lots of stories and meeting folks you thought you had forgotten! Event to begin at 10:45 AM. See you there!
ARIZONA HUMANITIES COUNCIL EVENING WITH AN AUTHOR, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 AHC is excited to bring Stella onboard to share her riveting talk: "Migration, Mestizaje and the New Millennium," an exploration of the ancient settlement of the Southwest by indigenous tribes, the mysterious founding of Tenochitlan (Mexico City), and the coming of the Europeans...love, triumph, sorrows and joy as you experience the legacy of modern-day Latinos. At AHC location, 1242 N. Central Avenue, Phx, 85004. Parking in back of building. 6 to 8 PM. FREE EVENT! Refreshments will be served. RSVP to www.azhumanities.org or call: (602) 257-0335.
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. Stella will present "GPS Storyteller," a writing workshop on Saturday October 3, 11:30-12:30, and will share on Wise Women Panel on Sunday, October 4, 11:30-12:30. FABULOUS authors all weekend...all events are FREE! Murray Hotel in Silver City is main link. Go to: www.swwordfiesta.org for more info. All invited!
CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE, OCTOBER 7, 2015 Join Stella for a writing workshop you will never forget. VILLANS AND VIXENS; Writing the Dark Side. Evil exists side by side with good. Characters' secrets, sins and mistakes are what make stories exciting. There are no "heros" without "bad guys" or "bad gals." How will your protagonist endure the conflict? Will he/she pass the test? Learn how to make the "dark side" work in your stories. Create page turners! All writers welcome! Location: 300 W. Camelback Rd. Phx., AZ 85013, 6:30-8:30 PM, $25.00. Register ASAP at CHB, call: (602) 274-0067 or visit their website and register online.
CHANDLER PUBLIC LIBRARY, CITY WIDE FESTIVITIES, MARCH 19, 2016. Come and enjoy a thrilling time of storytelling, music and the mask man himself, Zarco Guerrero, in Stella's presentation: CORAZON DEL NOPAL. Be uplifted by the mysterious history of ancient ancestors, and the escapades of their modern children, MORE INFO TO FOLLOW.
MUJER INC. CONFERENCE APRIL 2016 GRANT PARK GYM This exciting conference is for young Latinas who want to discover the "Power of Story." Stella will be the keynote. MORE INFO TO FOLLOW.