Lumb Bank blue sky and green hilly landscape
  • “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.” —participant

    “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.” —participant

    Arvon at Home 1-1 Online Tutorials with Elise—booking now

    17—22 June 2024: Narrative Non-fiction—booking now!
    A week with Elise Valmorbida and John-Paul Flintoff: turning research, memory, fact, experience and other material into a good story.

    Starting to Write – Fiction/Non-fiction
    A week of inspiration and confidence-building, led by two multidisciplinary creatives: Elise Valmorbida and John-Paul Flintoff, with guest Luan Goldie, 2022.

    Live guest reading + Q&A [online] December 2021

    Non-fiction [online]
    A fact-fuelled storytelling week with Elise Valmorbida and Tobias Jones, 2021.

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

    Creative Writing and Wellbeing
    Elise taught this week with positive psychologist Vanessa King and guest author Beth Kempton, 2019.

    Popular Non-Fiction
    Arvon's first ever 'Popular Non-Fiction' week. Elise taught with editor Emily Robertson and guest author Oliver Kamm, 2018. 

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

    © 2024 Elise Valmorbida