I said I was going to boost things, and I think this is damn nifty. Emerging Poets is is put put on by Crescendo Literary & the Poetry Foundation.
It’s 3 days of workshops with 24 incubator fellows who engage with their communities in their art. It’s free to attend if you’re chosen, and although I think you’d have to pay to get to Chicago, there is the opportunity to stay in student housing for free. The info and links to the application are here at Crecendo’s website, and the More Info link takes you to the Poetry Foundation. The application is here via submittable.
Go forth! Write poetry! Engage! I love you!