SOMOS - Society of the Muse of the Southwest                   

The literary heart of Taos and northern New Mexico since 1983, SOMOS strives to offer the best possible literary programming for the pleasure of our beautiful and talented community -- and its visitors.


All events are at 7 PM

1/7/15:  Teresita Dovalpage, Kika Vargas and Steve Tapia at the SOMOS Salon

1/14/15:  Sallie Bingham, The Blue Box and Cecil Dawkins, A Woman of the Century, Frances Minerva Nunnery (1898-1997).

1/21/15:  6th Annual Youth Writers - students from Taos High, Chrysalis, Vista Grande,
TISA, Taos Academy, Taos Middle School and Taos Charter School read from works inspired by "What I See; What I Can Change"

1/28/15: Taos Onstage presents Hearts Forsaken --A reader's theatre performance adapted from "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" by Katherine Anne Porter; "The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck; and "A Rose For Emily" by William Faulkner

2/4/15:  Poets Max Early, Ears of Corn: Listen and Lisa Chavez, Destruction Bay and In an Angry Season

2/11/15:  Todd Wilkinson, Last Stand: Ted Turner's Quest to Save a Troubled Planet.
After his reading Wilkinson will be interviewed by local author and environmentalist, Jim O'Donnell.

2/18/15:  Hampton Sides, The Kingdom of Ice (held at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House), with a power point presentation of Sides' research for the book.

2/25:15:  Poets Veronica Golos, Vocabulary of Silence and Rootwork: The Lost Writings of John Brown, Mary Day Brown, Ghosts, and Runaways  and Cyrus Cassells, The Crossed-Out Swatstika and More Than Peace and Cypresses

All events will be held at the Harwood Museum Arthur Bell Auditorium with the exception of 1/7/15(SOMOS Salon) and 2/18/15(Mabel Dodge Luhan House). 


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SOMOS projects are made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, A Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs; The National Endowment for the Arts; The Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation; The Santa Fe Community Foundation; The Peter and Madeleine Martin Foundation for the Arts; Healy Foundation; Taos County Lodgers Tax and Lenny Foster's Living Light Gallery

The Literary Society of Taos
Taos, New Mexico