Featured Poets

Featured Poets

We are pleased to share readings of poetry by poets who have previously read at our events. New recordings every Thursday!

Sean Sexton to maintain position as IRC Poet Laureate

Sean Sexton to maintain position as IRC Poet Laureate

On Tuesday, October 14, the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation’s selection of Sean Sexton as Indian River Poet Laureate was officially proclaimed by the Board of County Commissioners. Sean is a…

Poetry Reading: Song of the South

Poetry Reading: Song of the South

Thursday, October 29, 7PM EDT: Poet Laureate of North Carolina, Cathy Smith Bowers (2012-2014) and cowboy poet Sean Sexton team up for a reading they are calling “Song of the South”. Register for free here!

Weed Warriors!

Weed Warriors!

We’re going to gather our gloves and gardening hoes and weed Laura’s garden! Join us at 8am every other Tuesday beginning September 29 at Laura’s historic home for some wholesome…

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.