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Santa Fe Performance Exchange
Bringing local and national musicians to Santa Fe venues
Joe Hayes

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, 1 pm Joe Hayes, Storyteller – Benefit Performance Admission: donation at the door

Joe Hayes, professional storyteller and SFAOL contributor, has performed in hundreds of schools, libraries, museums and parks. He tells folktales from many cultures, and among his favorites are the local cuentos, the Hispanic tales of New Mexico. A highlight of every summer in Santa Fe, for children and adults alike, are his storytelling sessions outside the tepee at the Wheelwright Museum in Santa Fe.

In 1982, Mariposa Printing and Publishing company in Santa Fe presented 10 of these stories in “The Day It Snowed Tortillas.” Now in its ninth printing, the book has become a regional favorite and has brought delight to readers throughout the country.

From the melodic song of “La Hormiguita”to the classic lament of “La Llorana,” “The Day It Snowed Tortillas” is a collection that will captivate hearts for years to come. If you enjoy the stories of Joe Hayes on SFAOL, you can order this book or others he has written by visiting Cinco Puntos Press.

Joe Hayes was just named New Mexico Centennial Storyteller by the State Library and the Centennial Commission (part of the celebration of 100 years of statehood). This will be his first storytelling as Centennial Storyteller.