Welcome to the official website for Fresh from the Fight: Heroes, Tricksters, and Villains in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture – UBC iSchool’s biennual graduate student children’s and young adult literature conference. We kindly ask that you direct any inquiries to our email, ubc.conference.2020@gmail.com, or our twitter @MACLconference.


Update Regarding COVID-19 Concerns (Updated: February 8th, 2021)

In recognition of the international situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, Fresh from the Fight: Heroes, Tricksters, and Villains in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture has been rescheduled to July 2-4, 2021, as the safety and equal access of all persons involved in the organization of this conference is paramount to us. Please also note that Fresh From the Fight will now be FULLY ONLINE.

While we had hoped to host everyone in beautiful Vancouver, we are conscious that neither world-wide travel nor gathering in large groups is likely to be safe and/or accessible by the summer. More information regarding the logistics of our virtual panels will be posted on our website as they are confirmed.

The organizing committee apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. We believe that operating with an abundance of caution during this difficult time is a small but significant act of heroism, which allows us to protect the well-being of our society’s most vulnerable. It is our most sincere hope that we will all be able to convene virtually to celebrate children’s literature together, fresh from the fight.