Andy Offutt Irwin • Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer • Cisco Guevara • James Navé


The 18th Annual  

Taos Storytelling Festival

October 13-14, 2017

Our theme is Generosity


You can buy tickets at the door to all events. You can buy advance tickets for the Saturday night show at the TCA (Taos Community Auditorium) 133 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571. Call the TCA to reserve your ticket (575) 758-2052. Email Festival Director James Navé for more information or call/text him at 1-919-949-2113. Free events are noted on the schedule below.

All public events will take place at the SOMOS Salon 108-B Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, NM except for the Saturday, October 14 evening show which will be at The Taos Community Auditorium, 133 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571. 

Call SOMOS: (575) 758-0081



6:30-9:00 PM


Sign up for StorySLAM at 6:30. The StorySLAM runs from 7:00-9:00 PM

The Story-SLAM / Theme: Generosity

Hosted by James Navé

Come to the StorySLAM and put your name in the hat for a chance tell a true 6-minute story on the theme of generosity. The StorySLAM will feature ten storytellers (names picked from the hat) competing for an opportunity to tell the winning story with the featured storytellers on the festival's main stage (TCA) on Saturday night. Rules: No rote memorization, smart phones, notes, books, or paper allowed on stage. Tell a true-story of your life on the theme of generosity. Practice your story until you can tell with ease like you were sitting around a campfire. SOMOS Salon: 108-B Civic Plaza Drive, Taos / Admission: SOMOS members: 8 / non-members 10 / Students 18 and under admitted free.



10:00-11:30 AM

Youth Storytelling Workshop (for elementary schools students) 


Facilitated by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and James Navé

Travel through your imagination with master storytellers Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and James Navé.  In this youth centered workshop, Rosemerry and James will blend their poetic styles into this lively storytelling workshop which will inspire you to tell your stories with great joy.  Join us and make your storytelling magic happen. SOMOS Salon: 108-B Civic Plaza Drive, Taos / Admission is free. 

12:45-3:15 PM

Adult Storytelling Workshop


Facilitated by Andy Offutt Irwin 

In this workshop, Andy will explore the notion of how a fiction can serve the truth of your story. Does anyone care if your car was blue or green? Is it okay to give a different house number if you forget the real number?  Does it matter if you remember "whether it snowed for six days and six nights when you were twelve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when you were six?" Storytelling is a flexible art. How big was that fish anyway? Andy is one of the best storytellers in the country; sign up for this delightful workshop. No lie. SOMOS Salon: 108-B Civic Plaza Drive, Taos / Admission is 25 SOMOS members / 35 non-members. Students 18 and under admitted free.


 3:30-5:00 PM


Hosted by James Navé

Have a story to tell? The Story-SWAP is the perfect place to present 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: 108-B Civic Plaza Drive, Taos / Admission free. 

6:30-9:00 PM

STARS SHINE BRIGHT Storytelling Concert hosted by James Navé

Andy Offutt Irwin • Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer • Cisco Guevara

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Show runs from 7:00-9:00 PM

Come watch the stars shine bright on Saturday night at the 18th Annual Taos Storytelling Concert at the TCA.  Andy's stories will tickle your spirit. Rosemerry's stories will delight your imagination. Cisco's stories will fly you to the moon while he takes you down the river. Join us at The Taos Community Auditorium (TCA) 133 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571 / Admission is 15 in advance / 20 at the door.  Students 18 and under admitted free.