VERO BEACH - The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is halfway through their schedule of adult writing workshops, but there is still time to sign up for any or all of the final three classes.

Each class will be held online via Zoom.

Next up is Poetry: Finding Your Voice with Steve Bradbury, March 27, 10 a.m.-noon. Mr. Bradbury will demonstrate ways to polish a poem and bring it alive through word choice and cadence.

Participants are invited to submit a short poem to for review. The first ten poems that Mr. Bradbury receives in advance will be critiqued during the workshop.

According to Mr. Bradbury, “Poetry is a marriage of sound and sense, and reading aloud can be a powerful device for refining verse and finding one’s voice, one’s style and persona.” In the workshop, Mr. Bradbury will demonstrate ways to polish a poem and bring it alive through word choice and cadence.

The next class is Archives as Literary Inspiration with Ralph Eubanks, April 24, 10-11:30 a.m. W. Ralph Eubanks is an author of three books and an essayist whose work focuses on race, identity, and the culture and literature of the American south. He is a visiting professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi.

Mr. Eubanks will focus on ways that nonfiction writers, particularly memoirists, can use archival resources to enrich their writing. The workshop will explore how letters, diaries, and archival collections hold hidden narratives that illuminate or provide context to stories.

The final workshop in the series will be How to Build Suspense with Libby Fischer Hellmann, May 22, 10-11:30 a.m.

Libby Fischer Hellmann is an award-winning mystery and crime fiction writer who left a career in broadcast news to write sixteen thrillers and many short stories.

According to Ms. Hellmann, “Suspense is what keeps readers turning the pages. Building it into your work is an essential element, be it fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction.” In this workshop, Ms. Hellmann will explain how to write with suspense, with tangible techniques writers can start using right away.

Sign up for classes at Each class costs $35.

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