He was born in Tayabas but he grew up in Sampaloc, Manila.
He is also an award-winning poet, fictionist, playwright, and essayist. He took up BS and MA Clinical Psychology at University of Santo Tomas. He pioneers Poetry Therapy in the country among the cancer survivors and special children. Considered the "father of performance poetry in the Philippines," he represented the Philippines in the Kuala Lumpur World Poetry Reading (Malaysia, 2000), International Seminar on Southeast Asian Literature (Malaysia, 2001), Asia Arts Net Annual Conference (Taiwan, 2001) and Balagtasan sa Singapore (Singapore, 2002). http://www.panitikan.com.ph/authors/n/vecnadera.htm
Si Vim Nadera ay isang makata, kuwentista, mandudula, guro, ama, asawa, kaibigan, at marami pang iba. http://vimnadera.blogspot.com/
In 2011, Vim defended his dissertation for his Ph.D. Philippine Studies and launched his poetry collection Kayumanggi. He is a Manila Bulletin columnist. https://twitter.com/VimNadera
He was the founder of the Foundation AWIT (Advancing Wellness, Instruction, and Talents) which was established in 2008 in memory of Awit Nadera (July 10, 2002 - December 13, 2006) who had hearing impairment, seizure disorder and global developmental delay. He is an Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines where he became the Likhaan: U.P. Institute of Creative Writing director. Vim is also a member of the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines Culture Committee, Philippine Center for Gifted Education board of directors; Commission on Higher Education Technical Committee on Literature; Philippine High School for the Arts Advisory Council. He organizes Conspiwriters Tuesdays at the Conspiracy Garden Cafe since 2003 when he was named one of The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) and Natatanging Anak ng Quezon, both for Literature. He is the president of Kapisanan ng May K sa Pilipinas Inc., an umbrella organization of cancer...