Teresa Cutler-Broyles, MA
I fell in love with Rome, and all of Italy, when I first stepped on its soil in the Jubilee year of 2000. Now I spend two or three months of each year in Rome and in the lovely Umbria region. Since 2008 I have been leading writing workshops and unique journeys in Italy, introducing people to its incredible history, its art and architecture, and its culture and people. Early on, I discovered that my clients were a wonderful collection of many different backgrounds and goals, and all of them were on a journey of self-discovery. For them, and for all of you, I have created three different and equally fabulous trips to Italy:
Some of my travel writing can be found online at the following links, and below:
I am a professional writer, historical researcher, and cultural theorist, and consider Italy a second home. My path to this amazing life has been winding and strange and wonderful, with careers from horse wrangler to printing press operator to university faculty member to author. I have been studying Joseph Campbell for more than 20 years, and I teach writing / life-exploration classes on The Hero's Journey for Story Circle.
I have a Master's degree in Foreign Languages & Literatures, and Cultural Studies, and I'm studying landscape architecture, the built environment, and historical preservation in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico.
I've written novels, travel articles, short fiction, and literary essays, and in 2007 I published a book of travel essays written over a summer spent in Rome titled A Dream that Keeps Returning. A copy goes to each traveler with me on any of the tours.
In 2013 my YA novel titled One Eyed Jack was published by Crooked Cat Press in the UK, the first in a series of three.
My novel Dante's Garden, a time-travel historical fiction set in 1570 Italy, is available on ebook or paperback on Amazon. Four more time-travel historical novels will follow. A number of my academic and cultural theory essays have been published in a wide range of subjects, from Star Trek to Rocky Horror to Belly Dance to Afghan children in film.
When I'm not traveling, I teach at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy, as a visiting professor during the summers, and at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the Cinematic Arts Departments in the spring and fall semesters. I have hosted several writing workshops stateside in the past, and for the last eight years I have focused on TLC-Travels in Italy.