A collage of three images of Rome: the Vittoriano monument against an orange sunset, light shafting down through the Pantheon's dome and the Ponte Sant'Angelo (bridge to the Vatican) against a twilight sky. Its angel sculptures and the Castel Sant'Angelo — a cylindrical building at the end of the bridge — are bathed in warm gold light. Images copyright amandacastleman.com

Study as you plan to continue — on the road. Start in the Eternal City this spring… Join Amanda Castleman and British travel writer Anna Melville-James for a week-long seminar in Italy’s capital. The Susan Tifft Scholarship provides a 50% tuition discount for the winner of our essay competition. Stay tuned for full details on WritingRome.com by September 15, 2023.


Fee: $1,250 early-bird discount available until February 15. Prices then rise to $1,500. This small workshop fills quickly. Email info@writingrome.com with questions or to reserve a spot!


“In my first workshop with Amanda I went through all the stages of writing and marketing an article on Magellanic penguins in southern Chile. To have my first article accepted by the first publication I approached – Christian Science Monitor – was like rocket fuel for me, and I have Amanda Castleman’s expertise to thank.”

 Anne Clippinger, PhD
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of English, Montgomery College, Md

“I’ve taken 2 master classes with Amanda. She doesn’t disappoint. She has made me a stronger and a more confident writer. If you ever get a chance to take her class, DO IT!”
— Katie Portanova

“I haven’t taken Amanda Castleman’s class – I already make a living as a travel writer – but because she’s a friend, she just looked over a 6,000-word piece I was doing for National Geographic Traveler. Plain and simple, her comments and suggestions were the best I have ever seen from any editor, anywhere. Amanda’s a genius.”

Ed Readicker-Henderson
Winner of multiple Lowell Thomas awards

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