Welcome to the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation
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The Abiding Image by Cathy Smith Bowers

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Purchase your copy of The Abiding Image: Inspiration and Guidance for Beginning Writers, Readers, and Teachers of Poetry by Cathy Smith Bowers and receive an exclusive invitation to attend an online seminar and discussion with Cathy and her editor Tom Lombardo Tuesday, September 29 at 7:30pm on Zoom.

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Weed Warriors!

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We're going to gather our gloves and gardening hoes and weed Laura's garden! Join us at 8am every other Tuesday beginning September 29 at Laura's historic home for some wholesome distanced exercise as we clean up Laura's garden. We are the Weed Warriors!

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:

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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!

Our Featured Poets

Carol Frost reads her poem "City by the Sea"

Find out more about Carol Frost and our other Featured Poets here

WQCS interview

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.

Listen Here

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

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Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm or by appointment
Suggested donation $5 per person

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Preserving The Past, Writing The Future

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OUR MISSION:

The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is dedicated to preserving the author's home and nurturing local writers through a series of literary offerings including writers groups, summer camps, workshops and poetry festivals.

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."

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Save The Historic House

Please Help Support the Literary Programs That Nurture Passion for Writing

The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is dedicated to preserving the author's home and nurturing local writers through a series of literary offerings including writers groups, summer camps, workshops and poetry festivals.

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