The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation mission is to preserve and interpret the home of the late poet, Laura (Riding) Jackson, and to promote literary programs that nurture a passion for the written word. Laura (Riding) Jackson, widely noted avant-garde poet of the 1920s and 1930s, settled in Indian River County in the latter part of her life in a “cracker” style house built around 1910.
The home was bequeathed to the Foundation for preservation and restoration, and as a focal point for the study of literature, philosophy and history. The home is an example of a disappearing architectural style and a symbol of an older, more environmentally sensitive way of life. To learn more about Laura (Riding) Jackson in Florida, watch the Cracker Tales video, "To Let Be and Let Do." See also the Laura (Riding) Jackson Board of Literary Management.
In addition to preservation of the Laura (Riding) Jackson home, with the help of generous partners the Foundation sponsors writing workshops, as well as literary and historical programs and events.
NOVEMBER 17 Poetry Event offered by LRJ Foundation
with the Vero Beach Museum of Art
Front Row: Mia Leonin, Sylvia Curbelo, Emma Trelles
Back Row: Charlotte Terry, Sean Sexton
April 1 FIT Creative Writing Institue, Melbourne, FL
Vero Beach poet and Board Member of the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation, Sean Sexton, with Debbie Lelekis, FIT professor of English, at last week's Creative Writing Institute held in Melbourne, Florida.
The Foundation was there to present an hour of information and discussion on its mission, programs and the work of the poet and writer, Laura (Riding) Jackson.
April 1, 2012: National Poetry Month BBQ & Poetry Reading, featuring Lawrence Hetrick, Peter Meinke, and Lynne Knight at the Laura (Riding) Jackson Home