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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

    Book now for May 2019: Creative Writing and Wellbeing
    This is a week for writers and not-yet-writers looking for inspiration, authenticity of voice, fresh new ways into creativity and enhanced wellbeing. We bring together the practice of creative writing with the applied science of positive psychology. 

    Popular Non-Fiction
    Elise taught this week (Arvon's first ever 'Popular Non-Fiction' course) with commissioning editor Emily Robertson and guest author Oliver Kamm at The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon Centre, from 28 May—02 June 2018 

    Suitcase Stories
    Departures, arrivals, journeys… What stories emerge from migration and the contrasts between different worlds? And how do we go about telling personal and family tales? On this course, we will unpack truth, memory and imagination. We’ll explore the diverse possibilities of language, character, place and plot. And we’ll help you develop compelling narratives – fiction or non-fiction.

    Elise taught ‘Suitcase Stories’ with Aamer Hussein
    GENRE: Fiction, Non-Fiction & Life Writing
    29 May – 3 June 2017
    Lumb Bank

    She taught ‘Suitcase Stories’ with Aamer Hussein
    GENRE: Fiction, Non-Fiction & Life Writing
    28 September – 3 October 2015
    Totleigh Barton

    And ‘Suitcase Stories’ with Nick Barlay
    GENRE: Fiction, Non-Fiction & Life Writing
    18 – 23 November 2013
    Lumb Bank

    © 2019 Elise Valmorbida