We offer multiple writing groups. Are you interested in joining a writing group? Please fill out the survey at the bottom of this page!

Write Life

Write Life is our newest writing group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 1:30-3:30 via Zoom (until it’s safe to meet live). This is a small group that invites novice and experienced writers alike to write, read, and critique shared memoir, journaling, blogs, newspaper/magazine submissions to further one another’s writing process

Tuesday Writers

Tuesday Writers is an adult writing group that meets every Tuesday from 1pm-3pm. Our writers come prepared to workshop ongoing projects in order to gain valuable feedback on content, style, and mechanics. We welcome all skill levels, from novice beginners to published writers, as well as a variety of genres: poems, essays, memoirs, and creative nonfiction.

Porch Poets

A dedicated community of local poets gathers together either on the porch of Laura’s house or in the downtown office to guide and inspire one another. Once a year, at our Poetry & BBQ, members of the Porch Poets share some of their work with the community.

Pole Barn Poets

A ‘sister group’ of the Porch Poets, the Pole Barn Poets meet on the first Saturday of every month at the Writing Center from 10 am – 12 pm. Like the Porch Poets, the Pole Barn Poets read their poetry at events throughout the year, including our annual Poetry & BBQ.

So You Want to Join a Writing Group!

Welcome to the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation (LRJF), a leader in the literary arts in Vero Beach. We are trying to create spaces for writers of all ages and interests. Please complete this survey so we can try and match you to one of our existing groups. If there is no room in a current group, your participation in this survey will help us form new ones.

Please note: participation in our writing groups, effective September 1, 2021, will require membership in LRJF (Currently $50 a year for individuals and $75 for households). Register for membership here.