Welcome to the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation

Exciting news! LRJF earns PLATINUM designation through Guidestar!

Adult Writing Workshops

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Announcing Our Poetry Competition Winners!

Grand Prize - $500 “Monarchs” by Mark Hinkley

2nd Place - $200 “A Time Like This” by Pat Draper

Runners Up - $150

  • “Waiting for the Coronavirus Wave” by David Kimball
  • “ In the Valley of April” by C.M. Clark
  • “COVID Calendar” by Jennifer Hawthorne

To read their winning poems please click below


Announcing Our K-12 Writing Competition Winners!

K-12 - each student has won a $25 gift card to the Vero Beach Book Center

Abigail Sylvia St. Edward’s 8th grade
Reese Dion Storm Grove 6th grade
Sean Monrreal Master’s Academy 7th grade
Kent Bove VBHS 10 grade
Ellie Schrock St. Edward’s 10th grade
Anjaleahmae Leviste SRHS 12th grade

NEW!! Introducing Our Featured Poets

Watch Carol Lynne Knight read her poem "Last Year's Leaf"

Find out more about Carol Lynne Knight and our other Featured Poets here

Sponsor a Bench in Laura's Lovely Garden!

Ivor Marie Bench
Rounded Bench
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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



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.

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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 this home and nurturing local writers through a series of literary offerings including writers groups, summer camps, workshops and poetry festivals.

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