NVM / Narita Gonzalez Writers' Workshop

Growing up a homesteader's son, in a land called Mindoro, unforgiving of its malarial airs and devastating droughts, NVM drew on literature and writing to claim and remake the landscape into a forgiving place of grace, blessings and spiritual bounty. Like the Mangyan, Mindoro's original inhabitants whose culture celebrates discovery and poetic imagination , NVM created clearings in every field of literature, genre, and themes by creating fictional habitats and individuals who imbue the the character of the land - always struggling, joyful of its rewards, and hopeful. Together with wife Narita, they created a welcoming space for friends, colleagues and other lovers of literature wherever they resided in America or in the Philippines.