CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner
The Forum at University of Illinois Chicago

750 guests

CF&A has provided fundraising support, public relations and event management for the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner since 2010. The event features honorees, celebrity emcees and interviewers, and a noteworthy Chicago author at each table. Highlights include Oprah Winfrey, Toni Morrison, Stephen Sondheim, Roger Ebert, Bill Kurtis and Scott Simon. During our tenure, the event has experienced 80% growth, now raising more than $1.8 million and is perennially featured as one of Biz Bash’s top events of the year

stage
signing
room with projections
quote wall
Oprah Photo
Larson, Turow, Simon in Conversation - Photo by Dan Rest
Larson Signs Books for Fans - Photo by Dan Rest
floral focal
Ebert Photo 5
Ebert Photo 2
Cookies Designed with book covers - Photo by Johnny Knight
CPLF Gala - Photo by JOHNNY KNIGHT
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A wall of mouse, created especially for the event, at the dessert station - Photo by Johnny Knight
conversation
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Bill Kurtis with Blue Man Group - Photo by Johnny Knight

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