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  • “Thank you for your energetic, insightful, inspiring tutoring this week in Devon on the Arvon course. I was so impressed with your ability to hear, hold, help and reflect every one of us.” —student

    “I wanted to thank you deeply for the most wonderful week. I cannot tell you (except I am) how much it did for me, and is continuing to do. One of those perfect pockets of time.” —student

    Live guest reading + Q&A [online] 7.15—8.15pm, 15 December 2021
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    Non-fiction [online] 31 May—04 June 2021
    A fact-fuelled storytelling week with two creatives who love teaching:
    Elise Valmorbida and Tobias Jones.

    Non-fiction [online, May 2020]
    The FIRST-EVER non-residential version of an Arvon residential week with
    Elise Valmorbida and John-Paul Flintoff. 

    Creative Writing and Wellbeing
    Elise taught this week with positive psychologist Vanessa King and guest author Beth Kempton at The John Osborne Arvon Centre in May 2019.

    Popular Non-Fiction
    Arvon's first ever 'Popular Non-Fiction' week. Elise taught with editor Emily Robertson and guest author Oliver Kamm at The Hurst, 28 May—02 June 2018. 

    Suitcase Stories
    Elise developed the idea of 'Suitcase Stories' (Fiction, Non-Fiction & Life Writing) with Nick Barlay, before proposing it as a course to Arvon. She taught with Nick at Lumb Bank in 2013 (guest author Haifa Zangana), with Aaamer Hussein at Totleigh Barton in 2015 (guest author Anne Aylor), and again with Aamer at Lumb Bank in 2017, with guest author Fadia Faqir. 

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