Welcome to the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation
NEW!! Introducing Our Featured Poets
Watch Andy Hedges read from his beautiful perch in Eagle Nest, New Mexico
Find out more about Andy Hedges and our other Featured Poets here
Online Summer Camp for your child
Now accepting registration for our middle school creative writing camp in July. If your child is currently in 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade, he or she is eligible.
Click here for more information
New Residents have arrived at Laura's Home!
A healing poem from our own Sean Sexton, Indian River County Poet Laureate
Another sleepless night passes as I sit
writing in the cool air of the porch,
exiled again to unsettling thoughts
of disease, family and money, disruptions
to our lives as the dream of Spring is held
fast in a grip of unbroken drought, depleted
pastures and no promise of weather for weeks.
This should be May instead of March.
Somehow a lone frog voice issues softly
from the quiet, into the dark and as if waiting
for the cantor, a unison of congregants in trees,
amid leaf and bracken beside the dry pond answer
in creaking antiphony. The sound rises, spreads
its solace upon the land apprehending the gloom
and in that moment it is easy once again
to believe in things to come.
Visits to the home have been suspended indefinitely
Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm or by appointment
Suggested donation $5 per person
LRJF Names Louise Kennedy as Executive Director
Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation has named Louise Kennedy to its newly created position of Executive Director which becomes effective July 5, 2020.
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.
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.