When confronting a tragedy, we might ask ourselves several questions: What is going on over there? How can this be happening? Why doesn't someone do something? These are questions often asked by writers who look at society with an eye for tackling tough issues and standing up for what is right. In this course, writers will explore society’s dark side.
Stella Pope Duarte
Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2019
About Stella Pope Duarte
Inspired to become a writer by a prophetic dream of her father in 1995, acclaimed author, activist and educator, Stella Pope Duarte, is named by critics as a “major, literary voice in America.” She is described as a “magical weaver with a sure hand and a pure heart,” and recognized as an “author who will enlarge humanity.” Her most current work is a biography entitled: Raul H. Yzaguirre: Seated at the Table of Power, which won the “Best Biography in English,” at the 2017 International Latino Book Awards in Los Angeles. Her many awards include, a 2009 American Book Award, Southwest Book of the Year Award, Arizona Book of the Year Award, and a Book Sense 76 Selection. She teaches creative writing at colleges and community centers, and is often a speaker and keynote presenter at writing conferences nationwide.