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. CULTURAL ARTS COALITION 2014-2015 CITY WIDE PROJECT - 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. Students will actively participate in this dynamic way to envision story.
2015 JANUARY CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES FOR ADAM DIAZ COMMUNITY CENTER Stella will conduct a three-week series of classes for registered participants of Adam Diaz Senior Center. Call Carmen @ (602) 604-0640 if interested.
FEBRUARY 7, 2015 LULAC FASHION SHOW LULAC presents its annual Fashion Show A.E. England Building ASU, all welcome to attned. This is a fun time for all. Sella will share poetry at the event. Contact Stella.
March 11, 2015 - CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE - Tempe THREE EASY STEPS TO WRITING A DYNAMIC SHORT STORY. Yes, it can be that easy! There are three essential ingredients to writing a short story that will peel off the pages and deliver unforgettable characters and scenes. Award-winning short story writer, Stella Pope Duarte, can teach you how simple it can all be. Join her at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ, from 6:30-8:30 PM on March 11. Call to register, (480) 730-1142, or go to CHB website to register. $25 fee, first come first served. Call ASAP to reserve a seat.
March 24, 2015 Stepping Stone Foundation Stella will facilitate an exciting parent workshop for parents of pre-school students. Ideas, and new visions for raising life-long learners will be discussed.
APRIL 19, 2015 SCOTTSDALE BAHAI FAITH COMMUNITY The Bahai Faith Community of Scottsdale is proud to host Stella as the keynote speaker for their celebration: "Pillars of Character: Developing Caring and Compassionate Students." This celebration gives tribute to teachers who have blessed the lives of students with exceptional teaching and leadership.
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. More info to follow on this exciting event.