Registration is still open! You can book your place via the 'Registration' tab at the top of the page. Student registration is £45 and regular registration is £55.
Due to unavoidable circumstances, Dr. Thomas will not be able to attend the conference or deliver the closing keynote. In her place will be our own Breanna McDaniel. We believe that Breanna will be an invaluable addition to the speaking programme. As a children’s literature PhD scholar at the University of Cambridge, Breanna brings a unique transatlantic perspective activating in two spaces: the US but living and studying in the UK. She is also a dedicated children’s and YA book reviewer for Kirkus books and released her debut picture book Hands Up! in January of this year, receiving three starred reviews, multiple features online and in print publications, and making guest appearances on podcasts. She continues her engagement with children’s literature scholarship with publications in peer-reviewed journals and still more to be announced. She’s excited and can’t wait to share more with you in conversation with Melanie Ramdarshan Bold as they talk about under-the-radar heroes, collective industry activism in the US and UK, and the role of myriad stakeholders in promoting and supporting inclusive youth literature.
As a delegate of our conference, you are entitled to discounted travel between Glasgow Airport and the city centre with Glasgow Taxis:
- Pre-book your taxi by phoning +44 (0) 141 429 7070 using the following codes to get the discounted fare.
- Glasgow Airport to City Centre: use code GCB 1 - set fare £18.00
- City Centre to Glasgow Airport: use code GCB 2 - set fare £22.00
Our schedule and panel details are now available. Just click on the 'Programme' tab.
Our opening reception on 8 August will be held at the historic Glasgow City Chambers, and we are pleased to be able to offer this to delegates at no additional cost (to attend the reception, simply check 'yes' when registering for the conference). The Chambers are accessible but please let us know if you have any requirements (email us at hello@REIYL.com). The civic reception is courtesy of The Rt Hon The Lord Provost and Glasgow.
Closing Event: Into The Dark Fantastic
To close our conference, Dr Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss her new book The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games. A Q&A and book signing will follow. This will be held on 10 August at 1:00-3:00 pm at the Glasgow Women's Library.