We often turn to memoir for wisdom rather than form. But sometimes the form is the wisdom. —Stephanie Burt A collage memoir is composed of both original and borrowed material. In it, the author’s words are juxtaposed with non-literary elements - postcards, histories, research materials, drawings, photographs, etc. - to create a hybrid style of writing. It enables the writer to find connections between disparate objects and follow an associative, rather than a linear, path. In this class, members will combine borrowed materials with original writing to reconstruct moments of life experience.