SOMOS. We are . . .

the literary heart of Taos,

the Society of the Muse of the Southwest.

We are a place for the written and spoken word

We are SOMOS . . . and you are welcome here.

Countdown to the 2020 Taos Writers Conference








SOMOS Literary Pilgrimages, cliffs of Moher in Ireland

Literary Pilgrimages

SOMOS is planning its inaugural Literary Pilgrimage for May 2020. Our destination will be Ireland, breath-taking setting of the great literature of Joyce, Yeats, CS Lewis, Wilde, among others. It will be an 11-day adventure for 20 literary pilgrims. Learn More

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Our Place

SOMOS’s place for words in Taos is located at 108 Civic Plaza Drive, within the emerging Civic Plaza Cultural Corridor. Although we moved into this place in May 2016, it wasn’t until early 2019 that this place became 100% SOMOS’s place. Read the story!

Maya Coursey, women writers of taos

Writers Showcase

On February 14, SOMOS brings Chigozie Obioma to the Harwood Museum auditorium. Obioma is winner of the inaugural FT/Oppenheimer Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize 2015. Learn more.



Sawnie Morris women of words taos nm

Poet Laureate

The Poet Laureate initiative, created in 2018 by SOMOS in conjunction with the Town of Taos, raises awareness of Taos as a national center for the contemporary literary arts. Catherine Strisik is our second laureate. She will serve throughout 2020 and 2021.

Upcoming Events

exuberant woman sitting outdoors at a desk with typewriter

Open Tues-Fri  10am-4pm; Sat 10am-2pm  575.758.0081  108 Civic Plaza Drive

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3225, Taos, NM 87571


SOMOS programs are made possible in part by these organizations: New Mexico Arts • Taos Community Foundation • The McCune Foundation • The National Endowment For The Arts • The Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation • The Peter And Madeleine Martin Foundation for the Arts • The Santa Fe Community Foundation • Taos County Lodgers Tax • The Richard B. Siegel Foundation • TaosNetLLC for high speed internet service