See 2017-2018 Schedule and Fees  blog.



Economical lodging (“slightly above monastic”) for up to 4 is available at the Lowe House, which also houses the workshops.

One or two blocks away are two lovely inns, both offering reduced rates for LiveWriteWords:  Secret Garden and Country Inn, plus the comfortable and economical San Rafael Casitas.  The famous and beautiful Tubac Golf Resort is a mile away.  You might also try other possibilities available at VRBO and AirBNB.

Especially for weekend workshops, attendees should make reservations well in advance.


Tucson Airport is located 40 minutes north of Tubac on I-19.   To reach the Lowe House from I-19 driving south toward Nogales, take the 34  Tubac exit; turn left toward the Barreo;  then left on frontage road to big Tubac sign–Plaza Road– and go down until it dead ends at the historic area; then right and immediate left to St. Ann’s church.  Lowe House is catty-corner, a long white building: 15  Calle Iglesia.    The proprietor of  Lowe House is Nancy Valentine: 520-398-9571; 520-841-1404.  LiveWriteWords workshop director is Bill Stephenson:  828-557-2527.

Shuttles from the airport are available: e.g., Sonora shuttles 520-294-1210.   Tubac is small enough to walk everywhere, and the Golf Resort, one mile north.  There are no bike or auto rentals in Tubac.   Tubac has several good restaurants and cafes, plus a deli and market, but fortunately no fast food places or big-box stores.


Tubac boasts many perks: the city itself, with dozens of galleries, shops and artistic events;  the city’s residents–crazy, creative, and charming;  numerous excellent restaurants, cafes, delis, and bars, plus the Anza Trail, 1/2 mile away,  a national historic trail along the Santa Cruz River, with its beautiful riparian birdwatching environment (e.g.,, or see my blog on Tubac Area Birds).  Not to mention the winter warmth and spectacular sunsets.  For those who can come early or stay late, eight golf courses are nearby.  If you need dental work, professional dentists down in Sonoran Nogales make good porcelain crowns for $450 (!).

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