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The Taos Storytelling Festival


October 11-12, 2019



  Friday: 7:00-9:00 PM

Your StorySLAM theme is Water   

This invitational StorySLAM which will feature ten outstanding storytellers vying for a chance to appear on the TCA main stage on Saturday night. Our theme is 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.



Saturday: 10:00-12:00 AM
Youth Storytelling Workshop facilitated by James Navé

For kids of all ages, this storytelling workshop will introduce young people to the basics of storytelling. In this workshop, 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 meaning ways which 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 beginning of many stories they will tell to their family, friends, and community. SOMOS Salon Space ~108-B Civic Plaza Drive, Taos ~ Admission is free.


Saturday: 12:30-3:15 PM ~ Storytelling Workshop
Hidden Gems facilitated by
Antonio Rocha

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

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.


Saturday: 3:30-5:30 PM
SOMOS Story-Swap hosted by Nash Jones

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.


SATURDAY: 7:00-9:00 PM ~ Grand Finale Show
Our theme is Water

Join us forThe Taos Storytelling Festival’s big stage show at the Taos Community Auditorium. Our features include Antonio Rocha, Olivia Romo, & Cisco Guevara along with the winner of the StorySLAM. Join your host and Festival Director James Navé for 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.