Our Teens Digital Program is capturing student experiences and voices from all around the county. Click on a pin on our map to listen to and view what students are sharing. Use the plus and minus buttons in the top left hand corner to zoom in and start listening!

First Writing Workshop of the Season!

First Writing Workshop of the Season!

The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is proud to announce our first writing workshop of the season! On November 13, from 9:30-12:30, Cathy Smith Bowers will be hosting an in-person workshop…

View the Laura (Riding) Jackson House!

View the Laura (Riding) Jackson House!

Back in February of 2021, the Community Church of Vero Beach did a livestream tour of the house on Facebook! Board member, Susan Boyd, gave a phenomenal tour of the…

Laura’s house takes a trip to France!

Laura’s house takes a trip to France!

Last year, the French film company Arte reached out to us as part of their series Invitation Aux Voyage. They were filming an episode focused on all things Florida Cracker, and…

Amanda Gorman Award for Poetry

Amanda Gorman Award for Poetry

Inspired by poet and activist Amanda Gorman, the Penguin Random House will be granting a college scholarship of up to $10,000 to one young, promising poet. The 2022 competition will…

The Literary Heart of Indian River County

Save the historic house and support literary programs that nurture passion for writing

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

Vision: Honoring writer Laura (Riding) Jackson’s belief in the promise of language by creating community through the literary arts.