Upcoming Events, Workshops and Announcements:


Adult Writing Workshop with Cathy Smith Bowers! – SOLD OUT

ByByLouise KennedySep 28, 2021

Our first workshop of the season is here and now open to the public! The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is proud to present an Adult Writing Workshop with Cathy Smith…

Collaboration with the Center for Spiritual Care!

ByByLouise KennedySep 27, 2021

The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is happy to announce our collaboration with the Center for Spiritual Care! On November 11th at 7 p.m., former North Carolina Poet Laureate Cathy Smith…

First Writing Workshop of the Season!

ByByLouise KennedySep 17, 2021

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…

Student Testimonials

ByByLouise KennedySep 15, 2021

“I learned what admissions advisors look for in college essays and how to organize your essay to catch their attention in a good way. This [College Essay] workshop has definitely…

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

The Laura (Riding) Jackson house opened its doors to the public in 1993. Since then we have become a gathering place for readers, writers, and Laura (Riding) Jackson enthusiasts of all ages.