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Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation

The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation's mission is to preserve and interpret the home of the late poet, and to promote literary programs that nurture a passion for the written word. The 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.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' Florida homestead in the tiny community of Cross Creek has been restored and preserved as it was when the author moved there in 1928. Visitors can tour her cracker–style home and farm, where she lived for twenty-five years and wrote her Pulitzer prize-winning novel The Yearling (1938).

RCAH Center for Poetry

The RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University in East Lansing opened in the fall of 2007 to encourage the reading, writing, and discussion of poetry. Its mission is to create an awareness of the place and power of poetry in our everyday lives through readings, shows, community outreach, and workshops.

Washington Irving Monument

This monument was erected and donated to the public by Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Norman Wright to commemorate the visit of the great author to this locality on October 14, 1832, in company with a party of U. S. Rangers from Cantonment Gibson. They camped that night about thirteen miles west of this point, near the present town of Wekiwa.

Casa Genotta

Located within the resort community of Sea Island, Georgia, this landmark was once home to American playwright Eugene O'Neill and his wife, Carlotta. O'Neill was the first American to introduce realism, which was associated with Anton Chekhov, into dramatic tragedy. He was also one of the first playwrights to incorporate speeches using the American vernacular. O'Neill won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama three times in his lifetime, for Beyond the Horizon (1920), Anna Christie (1922), and Strange Interlude (1928).

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