Welcome to the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation
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!
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.
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.