SOMOS, the Society of the Muse of the Southwest, was founded in Taos in 1983.

Since then, we have expanded into our present role as a respected literary resource center whose outreach extends to the greater community of Northern New Mexico – and beyond. Our live readings, workshops, classes, and festivals not only showcase published authors, but also encourage creativity in novice writers of all ages, with a special focus on aspiring  young writers in the Taos schools.

SOMOS is a membership organization. The generosity of our supporters allows us to honor our commitment of presenting the very best of the literary arts to the Taos area at little or no cost when possible. We cordially invite you to join us in answering the call of the Muse of the Southwest.

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MISSION STATEMENT: SOMOS supports and nurtures the literary arts, both written and spoken, honoring cultural diversity in the Southwest. Our vision is to see a community culturally enhanced and enriched through heightened literacy.

The Literary Society of Taos
Taos, New Mexico