SOMOS Presents the 26th Annual 


Friday – Saturday, October 11-12, 2024



Community Storytelling Event
6:00 PM

At Talpa Community Center (invited storytellers curated by Olivia Romo).

4 Archuleta Rd., Ranchos de Taos

Admission: free, donations welcome

Olivia Romo is an American poet, spoken word artist and water rights activist from Taos, New Mexico. Romo lives in Pojoaque, and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Several of her poems and projects refer to water issues in relation to the acequia system of irrigation ditches in Northern New Mexico. Her work addresses the cultural heritage of water within agricultural communities as part of their current and ancestral ways of life. She is bilingual and her spoken word poetry is presented in the manitodialect of New Mexico. She has been named the New Mexico State Champion of Slam Poetry, and was the state of Nevada’s first Poet in Residence. Her work has been written about in The New York TimesAlbuquerque Journal, and Taos News. She has been described as a water rights activist, and has worked for the New Mexico Acequia Association.



Storytelling Workshop
10:00 AM – Noon

“The Art of Storytelling”  – A two-hour workshop taught byRaymond Christian.Drawing upon his years as a professional storyteller and winner of Moth story awards Christian shares tips to tell engaging and poignant stories – whether you plan to take the stage or just entertain your family and friends!

$30 SOMOS Members/$40 non-members. Students eighteen and under are free.
Call SOMOS at (575) 758-0081.

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

FREE Community StorySwap
2:00-3:30 PM

      At Hacienda Martinez

       708 Hacienda Rd, Taos, NM

A free community Story Swap facilitated by Regina Ress  from Storytellers of New Mexico. Come one, come all – to listen and/or share a story to a welcoming and warm audience.

Main Show
7:00 PM

Featuring Cisco Guevara, Regina Ress and Dr. Raymond Christian.  This year’s theme is “Stories of Social Justice.” Storytelling merchandise, books, CD’s, DVD’s for sale before and after the show.

TCA, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, 7PM.

Admission: $20; students nineteen and younger are free

Tickets: or at TCA’s Box Office before the event.


Open Tues-Sat  12pm-4pm  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, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts • Taos Community Foundation • The McCune Foundation • The National Endowment For The Arts • The Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation • Taos County Lodgers Tax • TaosNetLLC for high speed internet service  • LANL (Los Alamos National Labs)  • New Mexico Humanities Council • Nusenda Foundation • Witter Bynner Foundation • Amazon Literary Partnership • Literary Emergency Fund