Event Details

  • October 13, 2017 to
    October 14, 2017
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • $5.00-20.00
  • You can pay at the door. Or buy your tickets in advance.
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Event Description

For the past eighteen years, SOMOS (The Society of the Muse of the Southwest) has hosted The Taos Storytelling Festival which has become an annual mecca for storytellers and lovers of stories of all ages. This year, the 18th Annual Taos Storytelling Festival is set to take place the weekend of October 13-14, and will once again feature national and internationally-renown tellers. The 2017 lineup includes Andy Offutt Irwin, Rosemerry Wahtola-Trommer, Francisco “Cisco” Guevara, as well as regional storytellers competing in a StorySLAM to determine who will be the Taos StorySLAM Champion, 2017. Jan Smith, SOMOS Executive Director says, “A good storyteller can weave you through the spectrum of emotions and create an image that returns months and years later; a line, metaphor, or moral that sticks with us – an intellectual anchor that we can draw upon. Being engaged with a fine storyteller is a work out for the soul; a bright mode of communication and connection in this quick throw away society. SOMOS has created an annual event that provides just this kind of outlet and opportunity.” The Taos Storytelling Festival promises to be yet another word feast for all ages. As Festival Director James Navé states: Storytelling is one of the most influential and important of all art forms. Democratic. Colorful. Open to everyone who wants to participate. All you have to do is tell your story.” SCHEDULE Friday, October 13 7:00-9:00 PM StorySLAM hosted by James Navé - SOMOS Salon Space Saturday, October 14 10:00-11:30 AM Youth Storytelling Workshop / Swing Your Stories with Rosemerry Wahtola-Trommer - SOMOS Salon Space 12:45-3:15 PM Adult Storytelling Workshop / Fibbers Can Tell the Truth with Andy Offutt Irwin  - SOMOS Salon Space 3:30- 5:00 PM. Story Swap hosted by James Navé 7:00-9:00 PM Annual Taos Storytelling Festival big show at the Taos Community Auditorium featuring Andy Offutt Irwin, Rosemerry Wahtola-Trommer, Francisco “Cisco” Guevara and the StorySLAM winner. SOMOS is located on 108 Civic Plaza Drive. Telephone: 575-758-0081 Email: somos@somostaos.org Their website is www.somostaos.org

Event presented by:

Artist/Group Info:

  • James Carl Nave Jr
  • jamescarlnave@gmail.com