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.” —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

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

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

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

    Non-fiction [online] 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 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 in summer, 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 Haifa Zangana), with Aaamer Hussein at Totleigh Barton in 2015 (guest Anne Aylor), and again with Aamer at Lumb Bank in 2017, with guest Fadia Faqir. 

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