Keeping the Arts Alive Poetry Reading

Keeping the Arts Alive Poetry Reading

Join us at the Raw Space Gallery on Saturday, November 14 from 2 pm – 5 pm. Hear from our Tuesday Writers, Porch Poets, and our Poet Laureate Sean Sexton.…

Beautiful Morning: Music and Poetry Event

Beautiful Morning: Music and Poetry Event

On Thursday November 12 at 11am at the Community Church of Vero Beach, Sean Sexton will read poetry along with music performed by Rochelle Sallee (piano) and Rachel Carter (soprano)…

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…

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.