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Nellie Langford Rowell Library Second Annual Undergraduate Student Conference (Extended Call for Projects)

The Nellie Langford Rowell Library at York University is excited to announce our Second Annual Nellie Library Undergraduate Student Conference & Poetry Slam! The event will take place virtually on March 3 and 4 2022. The Nellie looks forward to showcasing the amazing work being produced by our strong, committed, and creative students!

Who should apply to the conference: If you are a third- or fourth-year undergraduate student at York University, and you have recently completed, or are currently working on, a compelling, thought-provoking project you are invited to apply to participate in our Second Annual Virtual Undergraduate Student Conference. We are seeking interesting and unique projects submitted in the Fall 2021 semester or due in Winter 2022, which are engaged with feminist, anti-racist, intersectional, interdisciplinary and/or decolonizing approaches. If selected, depending on the number of applicants, you will be asked to present for 10 to 12 minutes, followed by a brief question-and-answer period. We look forward to receiving a variety of creative and thought-provoking multi-media projects. This includes, but is not limited to written papers, posters, poetic presentations, storytelling and visual projects. The Poetry Slam! is open to all undergraduate students at York University. We are seeking works from aspiring and established poets. Successful applicants will present for 10 minutes, followed by a brief question-and-answer period. If you have a project of which you are proud, which you are eager to share with your peers and the larger York community, and which meets some or all the criteria above, we strongly encourage you to apply!

Please fill out the application form due Feb. 23, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. If you have questions, please contact the Nellie Library at

Faculty support: If you are a York faculty member teaching a third- or fourth-year undergraduate course, please encourage your students to apply to our conference and/or poetry slam.

Volunteers: If you are interested in offering your support during the conference, including, for example, as a panel moderator, or if you could provide Zoom technical support (managing break-out rooms), please contact the Nellie at Volunteers will be gladly welcomed!

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