Welcome to the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation
Announcing Our First Book Publication!
In the Quarantined Room: Reflections on the COVID-19 Experience in Indian River County, FL 2020
"This contest provided a powerful opportunity to feel deeply into the changes COVID-19 was catalyzing. Being able to express ourselves through writing is such a gift. This was the perfect invitation to do just that." - Jennifer Hawthorne, one of our winning poets
Secure your book copy or copies for $10* each by clicking here:
This is a limited edition run. We will save your copy or copies as soon as they become available. We hope to have them in hand in the first week of August. Copies will be available at the Writing Center 1914 14th Avenue and at the Vero Beach Book Center.
* there is an additional 52 cent fee per book to cover our PayPal costs. If you want a copy shipped to you, we will let you know the shipping costs. Thank you!
Listen to the wonderful WQCS interview with Tania Ortega-Cowan about our poetry competition. You'll hear some of our winning poets read their poems.
A Special Event with One of Our Featured Poets and Billy Collins!
NEW!! Introducing Our Featured Poets
Watch Ken Hart read his poem "Winter"
Find out more about Ken Hart and our other Featured Poets here
Sponsor a Bench in Laura's Lovely Garden!
Did you miss celebrating the summer solstice with own Sean Sexton, Indian River County Poet Laureate?
Here is a video of the live-stream that he and Rochelle Sallee and Rachel Carter did at the CCOVB
Visits to the home have been suspended indefinitely
Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm or by appointment
Suggested donation $5 per person
Preserving The Past, Writing The Future
The mission of the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is to preserve and interpret the historic home of poet Laura (Riding) Jackson and promote literary programs that nurture passion for the written word. A primary mission is to preserve the 1910 homestead of Laura (Riding) Jackson both as an example of environmentally sensitive FLorida architecture and as a valued emblem of her significant contributions made in a life devoted to language and literature.
FDACS Registration Number: CH62847
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-
7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE."
Save The Historic House
Please Help Support the Literary Programs That Nurture Passion for Writing
The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is dedicated to preserving this home and nurturing local writers through a series of literary offerings including writers groups, summer camps, workshops and poetry festivals.