Nellie Library Poetry Slam Zoom

Nellie Langford Rowell Library Undergraduate Student Conference and Poetry Slam

The Nellie Langford Rowell Library at York University is excited to announce our First Annual Nellie Library Undergraduate Student Conference, to be held virtually on March 4 and 5, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. EST daily. To close the conference on March 5, we will host our inaugural Poetry Slam! beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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 an array of interesting and unique projects in the form of written papers, poetic presentations, storytelling, and visual art, submitted in the Fall 2020 semester or to be submitted in Winter 2021, which are engaged with feminist, anti-racist, intersectional, interdisciplinary and/or decolonizing approaches. Each presentation will last for 5-10 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.

For conference agenda and Zoom connection information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zsDECyBVYaColi-ye8uoZ_4pMRXgq80RNjJzk8HCexA/edit?usp=sharing

If you have questions, please contact the Nellie Langford Rowell Library at nlrowell@yorku.ca