The Memory of a Place

The poet Fortner Anderson is in residence at the Pierrefonds library. During his residence, he will work with the community of Pierrefonds-Roxboro to create a collaborative text entitledThe Memory of a Place.

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 in the project will describe, in a single sentence a personal memory related to the Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro. In addition, each sentence must contain only one verb. When completed, the full text The Memory of a Place will be read aloud as part of a public or virtual reading, 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 might speak of historical events or just of ordinary life.

For example:

«One winter day, I lept over the wooden fence in back of my uncle’s house.


«One day, my sister and I saw a coyote on Boulevard Gouin.»

To submit a memory, you may phone 514-447-8132 and leave a message or click here!

Contributions may be in English or French.

Please contact the author if you have any questions or comments here.

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.