The memory of a place

Du 15 janvier au 15 juin 2020, le poète Fortner Anderson sera en résidence à la bibliothèque de Pierrefonds. Durant son séjour, il réalisera un projet de médiation culturelle qui prendra la forme d’un texte collaboratif intitulé La mémoire d’un lieu.

This text will consist of 500 sentences written by users of the library and more generally by citizens of the Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough. Each participant must, in a single sentence, describe a personal memory related to the Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro. In addition, each sentence should contain only one verb. In June 2020, the full text will be read aloud as part of a public or virtual lecture, depending on the confinement rules in force at that time.

Participants are free to choose a memory of their choice, which can be commonplace or extraordinary, which speak of historical events or just of ordinary life

Par exemple :

«Un jour en hiver, j’ai sauté par-dessus la clôture en bois derrière la maison de mon oncle.»
ou,

«Un jour, ma sœur et moi avons vu un coyote près de la Boulevard Gouin.»

To submit your memory, click here!

Contributions may be in English or French

the artist will be present the library several days a week and can help participants formulate their contributions. See the calender here.

Please contact the author if you have any questions or commentshere.

This project was made possible through the generous financial contribution of the Montreal Arts Council (CAM), in collaboration with the Direction des bibliothèques of Montreal, and the l’Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois (UNEQ) in the program Writers in residence in libraries.