Special Events

Poetry BBQ

LRJF’s signature event is the annual Poetry and BBQ in April. World class poets are brought to Vero Beach to present their work and to run workshops. Hundreds of people in the community gather to listen, and enjoy one another in a vibrant exchange of expression and ideas. Plus the food is really good!

2020 Poetry and BBQ Info

Barbeque Musicians

Community Church Lenten Organ and Poetry Series

The LRJF and The Community Church come together to present this artistic series that combines the joy of music and poetry. Click here for more information

Lenten Series Information

Lenten Series

Lift Off: An Apollo Tribute Event

LRJF hosted a fascinating event on November 13, 2019 to celebrate and commemorate the outstanding achievements of the Apollo program. Half a century after landing man on the moon, the Apollo program remains the single greatest initiative in peacetime the world has ever known. Behind every astronaut and figurehead there was Apollo's massive workforce: a team of over 400,000 men and women.

Attendees enjoyed a private screening of the film When We Were Apollo, followed by a Q&A with some of the greatest minds behind the Apollo program.

Liftoff Event Photo

First Fridays

On the first Friday of every month October through April from 5:00 to 8:00 in the evening, LRJF joins in the fun of Main Street Vero Beach’s First Friday Gallery Stroll. Galleries and businesses are open in the evening and LRJF brings poetry and readings into the mix.

First Friday Gallery Stroll

Cambridge American Stage Tour (CAST)

Through generous charitable contributions, LRJF brings the Cambridge American Stage Tour to Vero Beach. CAST is the creation of Dame Judi Dench, and it gives drama students from the University of Cambridge and opportunity to create a Shakespeare play and take it on the road to the USA. We are delighted to be a major stop on that tour. The CAST ensemble offers workshops while they are here to our local schools. It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to get up close and personal with Shakespeare’s work with incredibly talented actors.

CAST Acting Workshop