SOMOS Presents the 21st Annual 


Friday and Saturday, October 9-10, 2020



7:00-9:00 PM

This StorySLAM will feature a variety of outstanding storytellers vying for a chance to appear on the TCA main stage on Saturday night. Our theme is Flow / Water. Your time limit is 6 minutes. Who will win? Join us and find out.

SOMOS Salon Space ~ 108-B Civic Plaza Drive, Taos.
Admission is $10. Students 18 and under are free.


Children’s Storytelling Workshop
11:00-12:00 PM

For kids of all ages, this storytelling workshop will introduce young people to the basics of storytelling. Our young folks will be working with the playful idea that everyone, no matter what age, has an endless galley of compelling stories to tell. They’ll work with how to tell their stories in meaningful ways that will showcase the best of what they have to offer. Each participant will have a safe opportunity to develop a meaningful story that will hopefully be the beginning of many stories they will tell to their family, friends, and community.

At Twirl, a Play and Discovery Place, 225 Camino de La Placita, Taos, NM. 575-751-1402.
For more information, call SOMOS: 575-758-0081

Admission is free.

Storytelling Workshop
12:30-3:15 PM

Transitions—the moments in a story where we shift between one thought and the next—are hidden gems tucked away in a story well told. Whether you’re your family’s unofficial historian or a professional teller, learning to master these moments will give your stories extra polish and finesse. This workshop will teach you how to identify and develop the transitions within your stories by practicing techniques with voice and body language. SOMOS Salon Space: 108-B Civic Plaza Drive, Taos.
Admission is $25 for SOMOS members, $35 non-SOMOS members.  Join SOMOS now. Reserve now. Call SOMOS at (575) 758-0081.

Limit 25 participants. This workshop will sell out. Buy your tickets now.

SOMOS Story-Swap
3:30-5:30 PM

Have a story to tell? The SOMOS Story-Swap is the perfect place to test drive your story. Sign up is at 3:30 PM. The Story-Swap begins at 3:45 PM. The time limit is 6 minutes per storyteller. All styles are welcome. SOMOS Salon Space ~ 108-B Civic Plaza Drive, Taos.
Admission is free.

Grand Finale Show
7:00-9:00 PM

Join us for The Taos Storytelling Festival’s big stage show at the Taos Community Auditorium. Our features include Gayle Ross, Pat McCabe, and Cisco Guevara along with the winner of the StorySLAM. This will be an evening of storytelling you’ll long remember. The Taos Community Auditorium is located at 133 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571.
Admission for the show is $20. Reserve now. Call the Taos Community Auditorium at (575) 758-2052 or purchase tickets online.

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