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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.

For further information on any events listed, CONTACT STELLA. MORE events to follow.

February 2, 2017 – Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin Street, Prescott, AZ. Memories of the once neon-decked Van Buren Street, live on in the legacy of Arizona’s early beginnings as a major metropolis. Stella will share the rich history of Van Buren Street in her presentation: “Van Buren: Arizona’s Sunset Strip,” beginning at 5-6:30 PM.

February 15, 2017 – Florence Library and Community Center, 778 Main Street, Florence, AZ. A cultural experience awaits history aficionados, as Stella presents: “Legends of Love: Exploring Feminine Archetypes in Chicano/Latino History.” A profound look at patterns of womanhood will be seen through women who have lived out stories of love and intrigue. Participants will meet three mysterious women: La Malinche, La Llorona (Weeping Woman), and La Virgen de Guadalupe.
6-7:30 PM.

April 19, 2017 – Oxnard College, California. Stella has been chosen by Oxnard College as the presenter for ONE BOOK, ONE CAMPUS event for Spring 2017. She will lecture on campus, and interact with students through Q/A, discussing her work and her focus on human rights. Students will be challenged to explore, reflect and address problems now facing our society.

April 29, 2017 – Dead Horse Ranch State Park, 675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd. in Cottonwood. AZ. As an Arizona Humanities Scholar, Stella’s presentations span the Arizona horizon. Traveling to Cottonwood will be another opportunity to share in her presentation: ‘Van Buren: Arizona’s Sunset Strip.” Bustling and alive with hotels and motels in the old days, Stella’s favorite hotel on Van Buren, as a child, was the Sandman Hotel that sported a neon-lit sandman sprinkling his “magic sand” on hotel guests. Talk with Q & A begins at 6 PM.

May 28, 2017 – Tempe Public Library, 3500 Rural Rd. in Tempe, Arizona. The Society for Southwestern Authors has cordially invited Stella to present from her work and her adventures as a writer. “Trusting Left Field,” will bring unexpected surprises to life, as she explains the “how” of following the inner writer. 2:30-4:30 PM.

May 31, 2017 – Scottsdale Society of Women Writers welcomes Stella to be their guest speaker for an evening of discussion on her current work. She will share on what it means to write a biography, based on her release of: Raul H. Yzaguirre: Seated at the Table of Power. Powerfully engaging with readers is the answer to great writing. Q/A and open discussion will follow. Must be member of guest of a member to register.

July 8-11, 2017 – National Council of La Raza Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ. More info to follow on Stella’s joining forces with NCLR’s annual conference, highlighting her biography on long-time CEO and President Raul H. Yzaguirre, discussing his biography, Raul H. Yzaguirre: Seated at the Table of Power.

July 22, 2017 – Payson Book Festival – Payson, AZ. More info to follow on this exciting event, highlighting authors and their works in the cool pine country. Stella will present and share from her numerous works, a special treat for all.

September 29 – October 1, 2017 – Southwest Festival of the Written Word, Silver City, New Mexico. More info to follow on Stella’s return to this dynamic festival, set in one of New Mexico’s most historical cities. Stella has received the honor of being designated a New Mexico Scholar and will engage audiences in lively conversations and workshops. She has been chosen as the 2017 Keynote Speaker for the conference.

Exciting writing times! See MORE for list of schools and programs. THANKS TO ALL!

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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