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About Us 

Minerva Education is dedicated to providing intensive seminars in fiction and poetry to beginning and mid-level writers, featuring the most accomplished and successful instructors in the field.


And, as the Roman poet Horace stated, "utile et dulce" - usefulness and pleasure - make for the most rewarding learning experience, we offer our seminars in the sweetest cultural landscape of all, Tuscany.


Minerva Education is founded by husband and wife team Pier Raimondo and Cajsa Baldini.

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” 

Pablo Picasso 

Meet the Organizers

Pier Raimondo Baldini, PhD

Pier R. Baldini has more than 30 years of experience in a study abroad environment and is a professor of Italian Literature at Arizona State University. Read his full bio >>>

Cajsa C. Baldini, PhD
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Cajsa Baldini has more than 15 years of experience teaching in an international environment.​ Read her full bio >>>

Sydney Lines, MA
Media and Outreach Manager
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Sydney Lines has more than 10 years experience in event management, digital marketing, and strategic planning between private industry and higher education in the U.S. and abroad. 

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