Update Regarding COVID-19 Concerns (Updated: August 27th, 2020)

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 postponed until July 2-4 2021, as the safety and equal access of all persons involved in the organization of this conference is paramount to us. 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. Come 2021, it is our most sincere hope that we will all be able to reconvene and celebrate children’s literature together, fresh from the fight.


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. Our website is currently a work in progress, and we kindly ask that you direct any inquiries to our email, ubc.conference.2020@gmail.com, or our twitter @MACLconference.

We apologize for the inconvenience and we hope to have this site up and running soon. In the meantime, stay tuned, and enjoy the twitter record of our 2018 conference! (Updated: March 4, 2020)