Nellie Langford Rowell Library to host second annual Undergraduate Student Conference and Poetry Slam

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The Nellie Langford Rowell Library, housed in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies in Founders College, is inviting third- and fourth-year students to participate in the second annual Nellie Library Undergraduate Student Conference.  

Students who have recently completed or currently working on a compelling, thought-provoking project are invited to apply to participate in the conference. These interesting and unique projects must be work submitted in the Fall 2021 term or due in Winter 2022 term. The projects should be engaged with feminist, anti-racist, intersectional, interdisciplinary and/or decolonizing approaches. The submission can be multi-media project in the form of written papers, posters, poetic presentations as well as storytelling and visual projects.  

Successful applicants will present their work for 10 to 12 minutes, followed by a brief question-and-answer period. The conference will take place virtually on March 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The library will host a poetry slam at 4 p.m. on March 4 to close the conference. The poetry slam is open to all students.  

After the success of the first conference and poetry slam, organizers decided to make this an annual event. The conference provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to gain conference presentation skills, further strengthen work-in-progress and network with peers.  

Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to the conference by filling out the application form due on Feb. 16 at 11:59 p.m. Questions should be directed to the Nellie Langford Rowell Library at