"Growing up Italian in Australia meant growing up with migrant stories. My head was full of people and places that seemed foreign and yet were utterly familiar—part of me, like my Italian face and my Italian surname. Migration is not just about geography. The ‘places’ can be cultural, emotional, sometimes utterly notional."
—Elise Valmorbida, Forbes interview, 2019
Elise devises and teaches creative writing workshops that explore Migration Stories. Sometimes she calls them Suitcase Stories. Participants may be from different countries or cultures, but many people—and many characters—‘migrate’ in other ways: perhaps their journey is from one kind of life, or one identity, to another.
SUITCASE STORIES: Writing About Migration and Other Journeys
New one-day workshop with WRITERS VICTORIA: 6 March 2022
Migration Stories one-day workshop (London): 11 January 2020
FABER ACADEMY [AUSTRALIA]
Migration Stories one-day workshop (Sydney): 21 March 2020
Migration Stories one-day workshop (Melbourne): 28 March 2020