M. Evelina Galang

M. Evelina Galang is the author of the story collection Her Wild American Self (Coffee House Press, 1996), novels One Tribe (New Issues Press, 2006) and Angel De La Luna and the Fifth Glorious Mystery (Coffee House Press, 2013), the nonfiction work Lolas’ HouseFilipino Women Living With War (Curbstone Books, 2017), and the editor of Screaming MonkeysCritiques of Asian American Images (Coffee House Press, 2003).

Among her numerous awards are the 2004 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Prize for the Novel, the 2007 Global Filipino Literary Award for ONE TRIBE, the 2004 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards Advancing Human Rights, and a 2002 Senior Research Fellowship from Fulbright. Galang teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Miami and is core faculty and President of the Board of Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA/Voices).

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  1. […] M. Evelina Galang spoke to us a second time about her work. This time we discussed her role as Board President at Voices of Our Nation’s Arts Foundation (VONA) which is the only multi-genre writing workshop for writers of color in the United States. Her early role was as a fiction instructor and core faculty member but in 2019, she accepted the role of Board President. Galang also remains one of the fiction faculty for the upcoming summer workshop. VONA operates from their original mission which is to give writers of color the space to create their work and to be taught by master writers. To hear more about this incredible organization, and more from M. Evelina Galang, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] M. Evelina Galang spoke to us a second time about her work. This time we discussed her role as Board President at Voices of Our Nation’s Arts Foundation (VONA) which is the only multi-genre writing workshop for writers of color in the United States. Her early role was as a fiction instructor and core faculty member but in 2019, she accepted the role of Board President. Galang also remains one of the fiction faculty for the upcoming summer workshop. VONA operates from their original mission which is to give writers of color the space to create their work and to be taught by master writers. To hear more about this incredible organization, and more from M. Evelina Galang, listen to the complete interview. […]