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!

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins

Billy Collins will appear in Vero in November 2023 in support of our 30th Anniversary. Check back for details soon!

Calendar of Events

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

Writing Competitions

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