We made our goal and celebrated in style! Spot yourself in the photos!

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Photos by Sophia Guadalupe.

Thanks to our amazing community, we met our fundraising goal of $90,000 or 30 classroom residencies supported!

Not only did we meet our goal, but we had an amazing time doing it. No Love for Love 2023 was a sold out event at beautiful Haymarket House.

Huge thanks to all the amazing vendors and volunteers who made the night so fun, including DJ Ca$hEra, Cooking Ovation, and Poems While You Wait. Our silent auction was a hit! CPC poets rallied the crowd with pop up performances on the theme of love. Big thanks to Fullamusu Bangura, Teresa Dzieglewicz, Luis Tubens and Joy Young for performing!

Check out all the fun we had in our photobooth here. And browse our event photos in the slideshow above.

Thank you to our event sponsor, Wintrust Bank!



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.