Poetry

The Taos Poetry Festival Schedule
June 11 - 17, 2017

SUNDAY — June 11, 2017

CHANTING RUMI WORKSHOP
3:00-6:00 PM
Let the wine of love flow through your veins. — Rumi
CHANTING RUMI — THE WINE OF LOVE WORKSHOP: In this workshop poet, musician, and Rumi translator Haleh Liza will induct us into the mystical realm of his poetry through new translations as well as chants in the original Persian, which we sing together. After gentle exercises to open the body and voice, we will enter the mystical realm of his poems through our bodies as we physically sense the wonder of his words in Persian---the rhythm, rhyme, and transcendent meanings---resonating through us. No previous singing experience necessary. Your tuition is 45.00 which supports the poets. Free for Youth 18 and under. A sliding scale is available if you need it. SOMOS SALON SPACE

TUESDAY — June 13, 2017

7:00-9:30 PM
OPEN MIC
POET’S LIVING ROOM: An open mic Hosted by Ron Stock. Your suggested donation of 8.00 supports the poets. Donate more if you can. Free for Youth 18 and under. A sliding scale is available if you need it. SOMOS SALON SPACE

WEDNESDAY— June 14, 2017

2:00 - 4:30 PM
CONVERSATION SALON
THE POETRY OF WAR AND PEACE: A Salon conversation hosted by Haleh Liza Dominique Warfield, and James Navé. Bring your own poems or the poems of others to read and discuss. Your suggested donation of 8.00 supports the poets. Donate more if you can. Free for Youth 18 and under. A sliding scale is available if you need it. SOMOS SALON SPACE


6:30-9:00 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: The Poetic Triangle: How to Write, Submit and Publish Your Work.

Join this lively and informative panel discussion hosted by Andrea Watson's 3: A Taos Press.  Featuring Andrea Watson, publisher and Lesley Cox, book designer.  Panel includes the following 3: A Taos Press authors: Veronica Golos, Phyllis Hotch, Radha Marcum, Joan Ryan, Will Barnes and Catherine Strisik. Moderated by David Perez.

Suggested donation of $8 or pay what you can. Free for youth 18 and under. SOMOS Salon Space.


THURSDAY — June 15, 2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
TAKE THE MIC: A spoken-word workshop facilitated by veteran performance poets Allan Wolf and James Navé. Every reading, every performance is an opportunity to surprise your audience. Between the two of them, Wolf and Navé have performed over 10,000 shows in the past twenty-five years. Come. Pick their brains. Your tuition is 45.00 which supports the poets. Free for Youth 18 and under. A sliding scale is available if you need it. SOMOS SALON SPACE

3:00 - 5:00 PM
OPEN MIC
POET’S LIVING ROOM: An open mic Hosted by Ron Stock. Your suggested donation of 8.00 dollars supports the poets. Donate more if you can. Free for Youth 18 and under. A sliding scale is available if you need it. SOMOS SALON SPACE

THURSDAY NIGHT IS FREE. SEE YOU ON FRIDAY.


FRIDAY— June 16, 2017

10:00 - 12:30 PM
A SALON CONVERSATION
FALL IN LOVE WITH POETRY: A Salon Conversation about why the birds and the bees love poetry. Bring your favorite love poem or a favorite poem you love. Read it. Tell us why it turns you on. Hosted by James Navé, Haleh Liza, and movement artist Dominique Warfield. Your suggested donation of 8.00 supports the poets. Donate more if you can. Free for Youth 18 and under. A sliding scale is available if you need it. SOMOS SALON SPACE


3:00 - 5:00 PM
OPEN MIC
POET’S LIVING ROOM: AN open mic Hosted by Ron Stock. Your suggested donation of 8.00 supports the poets. Donate more if you can. Free for Youth 18 and under. A sliding scale is available if you need it. SOMOS SALON SPACE.


6:30 - 9:00 PM
YOUTH POETRY SHOW

YOUNG POETS BREAK FREE: A night of sizzling hot spoken-word poetry by the best young performance poets in Northern New Mexico. Your 8.00 suggested donation supports the poets. Donate more if you can. Free for Youth 18 and under. A sliding scale is available if you need it. SOMOS SALON SPACE

SATURDAY — June 16, 2017

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
WRITING WORKSHOP
WRITE ON BEDROOM WALLS: A Slightly Irreverent, and Totally Tremendous Guide to Writing Poetry with poet Allan Wolf. Bring your favorite writing journal and pen, and come ready to write! Your tuition is 45.00 which supports the poets. Free for Youth 18 and under. A sliding scale is available if you need it. SOMOS SALON SPACE

1:30 - 4:30 PM
A RUMI WORKSHOP #2
How can fear disturb me when love has dissolved me? — Rumi

DISSOLVE IN THE SEA OF SPIRITS with poet, musician, and Rumi translator Haleh Liza, you'll explore how you can dance with the joys, music, and mysticism of Rumi. Hear new translations, hear the poems in the original language, and write from the realm where his words leave you. A short meditation, followed by recitations, and imaginative writing prompts to uncover your understanding of liberation. Your tuition is 45.00 which supports the poets. Free for Youth 18 and under. A sliding scale is available if you need it. SOMOS SALON SPACE

6:30 - 9:30 P
BIG STAGE POETRY SHOW AT THE TAOS COMMUNITY AUDITORIUM (TCA)

Join your host James Navé along with poets Phyllis Hotch, Allan Wolf, Haleh Liza, plus some special guests for a poetry show you're sure to enjoy. Expect your poetic experience to be irreverent, humorous, political, mystical, exploratory, educational, entertaining, and essential. Admission is 15.00 in advance or 20.00 at the door. Call the TCA to reserve your tickets: 575.758.2052.

 

 

Made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the department of cultural affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

A production of Open Hearth Arts Inc

 

 

Sponsored by SOMOS and Open Hearth Arts