Outrage in France over €30 public reading fees

Outrage in France over €30 public reading fees

French authors, librarians and volunteers are up in arms over libraries and other non-profit venues having to pay a fee of at least €30 to hold public readings in the country.

Authors’ societies including La Charte and the Société des Gens de Lettres (SGDL) wrote to the Société Civile des Editeurs de Langue Française (Scelf) in March questioning the fee and were offered an appointment in the autumn, “leaving libraries the choice of paying or breaking the law,” according to the petition Shéhérazade en Colère (Scherezade is Angry), which was opened on change.org on 18th April and had gathere...

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