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 Ada Limón's Reading!
Carmen Agra Deedy
Headliner, 2021 Storytelling Festival
Saturday, 10/9/21, at 7PM
Earlier on Saturday, Deedy will lead a workshop on the craft of storytelling
Carmen Agra Deedy is the author of twelve books for children, including The Library Dragon, The Cheshire Cheese Cat, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! and 14 Cows for America, a New York Times Bestseller. Rita and Ralph’s Rotten Day! (Scholastic Press) was released in 2020. Her personal stories first appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered. Funny, insightful, and frequently irreverent, Deedy’s narratives are culled from her childhood as a Cuban refugee in Decatur, Georgia. She is host of the four-time Emmy-winning children’s program, Love That Book!
An award-winning author and storyteller, Deedy is also an accomplished lecturer, having been a guest speaker for both the TED and TEDx Conferences, the Library of Congress, Columbia University, the National Book Festival, and the Kennedy Center, among other distinguished venues. A life-long supporter of the institution, she opened the 2016 Art of the Book Lecture Series for the Smithsonian Libraries.
Deedy was appointed a member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board in October 2019.
Her newest picture book, The Children’s Moon (Scholastic Press),
illustrated by Jim LaMarche, is projected to be released in 2021.
Taos Writers Conference
Join us for the 5th Annual Taos Writers Conference, 2021. Featuring Keynote Speaker Luci Tapahonso. Learn More
Open Tues-Fri 12pm-4pm 575.758.0081 108 Civic Plaza Drive
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3225, Taos, NM 87571
THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDERS
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 • LANL (Los Alamos National Labs) • New Mexico Humanities Council