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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)…

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!

WQCS Interview

WQCS Interview

Listen to the wonderful WQCS interview with Tania Ortega-Cowan about our poetry competition and hear some of our winning poets read their poems. Click to listen

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.