SOMOS has been a mainstay in the artistic community of Taos for thirty plus years. Their focus is on mentoring young writers, providing a venue for local and regional writers to read and perform, storytelling as a way of passing on an aural tradition, and providing a venue for all these events including workshops.
This month (April, 2014) SOMOS is celebrating National Poetry Month with reading of 37 poets over 12 days. All readings are free and held in the SOMOS performance space. The poets are all previously published and include our Native American, Hispanic, Asian and Anglo community of writers. SOMOS puts on a storytelling festival every year and two six week reading events featuring students, local writers and a nationally known writer or writers. Being a member of the board it has allowed me to become friends with and support young writers and famous ones alike all in a little town in the back of beyond.
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