Novelist Visits SCC during Hispanic Heritage Month

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 26, 2013) — Acclaimed local author Stella Pope Duarte will read from her novels during a visit to Scottsdale Community College Monday, Oct. 7.

“An Evening with Stella Pope Duarte” is a Hispanic Heritage Month event presented by SCC’s Latino Students Association. The book reading and reception are free and open to the public.

Author Stella Pope Duarte

Author Stella Pope Duarte

Duarte, an American Book Award winner, will read at Two Waters Circle amphitheater, an outdoor venue in the heart of the campus. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ms. Duarte’s novels include “Let Their Spirits Dance” and “If I Die Juarez.” Come on out and enjoy an evening of literary dream sharing.

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When: Monday, Oct. 7

6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. reception

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Book reading, audience Q&A

Where: Two Waters Circle Amphitheater, Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E. Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Admission: Free and open to the public. Parking also free. See campus map.

About Stella Pope Duarte

Inspired to write by a prophetic dream of her father in 1995, Stella Pope Duarte believes that writing, like love, begins within, or it doesn’t start at all. Described by reviewers as a “magical weaver with a sure hand and a pure heart,” her works include: Fragile Night, Let Their Spirits Dance, If I Die in Juárez, Women Who Live in Coffee Shops and Other Stories, and Writing Through Revelations, Visions and Dreams: The memoir of a writer’s soul.

Born in the Sonorita Barrio in South Phoenix, Duarte is committed to speaking up for the “silenced voices” of our global community. Her numerous awards include a 2009 American Book Award, a Pulitzer Prize nomination, Southwest Book of the Year Award, Arizona Book of the Year Award, Women in American History Award and a nomination to Oprah’s Book Sense List.

In 2013, she was honored as one of four Women Makers of Arizona, and included as part of the PBS Special: MAKERS: Women Who Make America. In 2005, she received Alumni of the Year from the American Association of Community Colleges.

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