The Taos Poetry Festival

June 1-2, 2018

All events will be at the SOMOS Salon Space 108 Civic Plaza Dr  Taos, NM 87571. Free for Youth under 19. A sliding scale is available if you need it.  

Friday, June 1, 2018
6:30-9:00 PM
The Poetics of Preservation, Politics, and Justice
Facilitated by Meta Sarmiento, Christy Ferrato, and James Navé

Open Mic Poet's Living Room, limit 8.
Community Salon Discussion on Preservation, Politics, and Justice.  Join the conversation.
Admission at the door is $10.00 or what you can afford.  

Saturday, June 2, 2018
10:00 AM-12:30 PM
The Wow of Performance-Reading
facilitated by James Navé

Are you called to performance-read your written work in public? Do you want to build an audience/platform for a possible book deal? Have you been asked to make a speech?  Might you be accepting an award? Are you nervous when you performance-read? The goal of this workshop is to teach you techniques that will build your confidence and skill level so that your performance-readings shine as brightly as possible. Tuition is 30.00.  A sliding scale is available if you need it.  

Register now. Your tuition is 30.
The Wow of Performance-Reading



12:30-2:00 PM LUNCH - On your own

2:00-5:00 PM
An Imaginative Storm Poetry Workshop
Facilitated by James Navé and Meta Sarmiento

In this world obsessed with size for size's sake, it's helpful to contemplate small things like the way light reflects off a wall, or a tiny house, or a spider, or a short poem. During this workshop, you'll build your poetry from the small details of your interior and exterior.  In this generative workshop, you'll play with the creative relationship that exists between your imagination and form, between small and large, between your right-brain and your left-brain.  You’ll have plenty of chances to share your new work to the group.  Join us. Tuition is 40.00. A sliding scale is available if you need it.  

Register now. Your tuition is 40.
An Imaginative Storm Workshop

 5:00-7:00 PM DINNER - On your own

7:00-9:00 PM
Evening Performance-Reading Show
The Poetics of Size, Space, and Meaning

Join Meta Sarmiento and Christy Ferrato along with your host James Navé for an evening of spoken-word performance, storytelling, and conversations.  Admission at the door is 12. A sliding scale is available if you need it.