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Nellie Langford Rowell Library Undergraduate Student Conference and Poetry Slam!

The Nellie Langford Rowell Library, housed in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies in Founders College at York University is excited to announce our Second Annual Nellie Library Undergraduate Student Conference, to be held virtually on March 3 and 4, 2022, from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm EST daily. We will close the conference on March 4 with our Poetry Slam! Conference participants are comprised of York University’s strong, committed, and creative upper-year undergraduate students, while the Poetry Slam! features inspired, and inspiring works by York University first- to fourth-year undergraduate students. The aim of the conference is to provide students with an opportunity to gain invaluable conference presentation skills, while also extending an opportunity for students to further strengthen works-in-progress and to network with peers. Conference presenters will highlight work they have recently completed or are in the process of completing. Audience members can anticipate in an array of interesting and unique projects in the form of written papers, poetic presentations, storytelling, and visual art, submitted in the Fall 2021 semester or to be submitted in Winter 2022, which are engaged with feminist, anti-racist, intersectional, interdisciplinary and/or decolonizing approaches. Each presentation will last for 10 minutes, followed by a brief question-and-answer period. We invite family members, friends, and peers of the presenters, as well as the wider York University community, to join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our undergraduate students. If you are interested in attending any part of this event, please follow the link for registration and agenda details. Please note that the Zoom link will be sent out the day before the event. If you have questions, please contact the Nellie Langford Rowell Library at We look forward to seeing you on Thursday and/or Friday. Feel free to enter or leave the event as necessary! Regards, The Nellie Langford Rowell Library Conference Committee.