We offer multiple writing groups. Are you interested in joining a writing group? Please fill out the survey at the bottom of this page!

Write Life

Write Life is our newest writing group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm via Zoom. This is a small group that invites novice and experienced writers alike to write, read, and critique shared memoir, journaling, blogs, newspaper/magazine submissions to further one another’s writing process.

Tuesday Writers (now in two separate Tuesday groups)

Tuesday Writers is an adult writing group that meets every Tuesday from 1 pm – 3 pm. Our writers come prepared to workshop ongoing projects in order to gain valuable feedback on content, style, and mechanics. We welcome all skill levels, from novice beginners to published writers, as well as a variety of genres: poems, essays, memoirs, and creative nonfiction.

Pen Points

Led by Jacque Jacobs, the Pen Points Writers invites writers of all genres to share their work with a workshop focus on writings shared with the group. Questions and ideas on publishing and marketing issues are part of discussion, as needed. Pen Points meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 10-noon at the North County Library in Sebastian from October through May. June through September on Zoom.

Porch Poets

A dedicated community of local poets gathers together either on the porch of Laura’s house or in the downtown office to guide and inspire one another. Once a year, at our Poetry & BBQ, members of the Porch Poets share some of their work with the community.

Pole Barn Poets

A ‘sister group’ of the Porch Poets, the Pole Barn Poets meet on the second Saturday and fourth Thursday of every month at the Writing Center* from 10 am – 12 pm. Like the Porch Poets, the Pole Barn Poets read their poetry at events throughout the year, including our annual Poetry & BBQ.

Poets Corner

An intensive poetry workshopping group. Workshop time will be from 5 pm – 7 pm at the Writing Center or at the Pole Barn, when necessary, on the 3rd Mondays of each month. A schedule will be sent out at the beginning of each month.

So You Want to Join a Writing Group!

Welcome to the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation (LRJF), a leader in the literary arts in Vero Beach. We are trying to create spaces for writers of all ages and interests. Please complete this survey so we can try and match you to one of our existing groups. If there is no room in a current group, your participation in this survey will help us form new ones.

Please note: participation in our writing groups, effective September 1, 2021, will require membership in LRJF (Currently $50 a year for individuals and $75 for households). Register for membership here.