Litterary censorship in Quebec

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Date: 2001

Region: North America

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Literature


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Artist: G. Tod Slone

Confronting Bodies: Organizers of the Festival International de Poesie de Trois-Rivieres

Date of Action: 2001

Location: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada

Description of Artwork: Poems critical of the Festival, organizers and poets

The Incident: I read poems critical of the Festival, organizers and poets.

Results of Incident: At one point, the mike was turned off and I was not permitted to continue. I have not been asked to return to the Festival, whereas many poets are. I have been ostracized from the Quebec literary scene.

Source: G. Tod Slone, Ed. ([email protected]) The American Dissident (www.geocities.com/enmarge) A Literary Journal in the Samizdat Tradition of Engaged Writing Providing a forum for Examining the Dark Side of the Academic/Literary Industrial Complex et al “T