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.

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Taos Storytelling Festival

2020 marks the twenty-first anniversary of the Taos Storytelling Festival, sponsored by SOMOS. This year’s featured storytellers include Gayle Ross, Pat McCabe, and Cisco Guevara. We are currently transitioning to an online format (Zoom) and will update the schedule soon to reflect this change.

 

 

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Holly George-Warren

Holly George-Warren is a two-time Grammy nominee and the author of more than sixteen books, most recently Janis: Her Life and Music, awarded the Best Nonfiction Book of 2019 by the Texas Institute of Letters. She will give a reading and lead a workshop for SOMOS in November.

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Taos Writers Conference

Join us for the 5th Annual Taos Writers Conference, 2021. Featuring Keynote Speaker Luci Tapahonso.  Learn More

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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

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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