LRJF’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

Founded in 1992, our organization will be celebrating our 30th anniversary throughout 2022 and 2023. Our first big celebration is on January 19, 2023, when Carl Hiaasen heads our kick-off event, with proceeds to benefit our writing programs and preservation of the historic home and gardens.

Writing Competitions

From time to time LRJF sponsors or co-sponsors writing competitions. Please read the guidelines carefully before entering your work. Good luck!

Poetry and BBQ

LRJF’s signature event is the annual Poetry and BBQ in April. World class poets are brought to Vero Beach to present their work and to run workshops. Hundreds of people in the community gather to listen and enjoy one another in a vibrant exchange of expression and ideas. Plus, the food is really good!

Calendar of Events

See everything scheduled to happen at our Writing Center, Historic Home, Pole Barn and LRJF-sponsored events held at other locations!