Heartfelt thanks to the  fine students at Snell Middle School in Silver City, NM., you  brought me joy! A big 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: University of Chicago, and the University of Chicago at Illinois, UCLA at Santa Barbara, UCLA at Los Angele and Long Beach, New Mexico State University, 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  Community Centers and bookstores.
Sharing her love of writing in a series of workshops, stay tuned for locations, times and opportunities to share in Stella's dynamic writing workshops.

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.

This exciting conference is for young Latinas who want to discover the "Power of Story." Stella will be the keynote. MORE INFO TO FOLLOW.