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!


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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.

PHOENIX CULTURAL CENTER-Art Awakenings on July 16, 2014 at 4 PM, 1014 N. 2nd. St. Stella will conduct a memoir workshop for writers of all levels who want to write the important, funny, sad, and joyous stories of their lives. Contact: Linda Simpson. linda.simpson@azpsa.org

AGUILA LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM on July 19-20 at ASU Downtown. Stella will share the importance of writing in the lives of students headed for high school and college. Fun and surprises are the order of the day. Contact Rosemary Ybarra Hernandez,
rhernandez81@cox.net
 
FOURTEENTH ANNUAL NORTH COAST REDWOODS WRITERS' CONFERENCE WELCOMES STELLA AS A PRESENTER, 2014.
Stella will be presenting and reading from her work at the College of the Redwoods Del Norte, Crescent City California on September 19-20, 2014. The event is sponsored through the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness. For more info:
www.dnaca.net

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 LATINO/CHICANO LITERATURE. CONGRATULATIONS TO STELLA FOR THIS ACHIEVEMENT!  PAST RECIPIENTS HAVE INCLUDED OSCAR HIJUELOS AND RODOLFO ANAYA.
Luis Leal Award to be presented at the University at Santa Barbara on October 29, 2014. Presenter will be Profeswor Mario Garcia. ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND!