Creative Nonfiction: The Art of Subculture Writing

Isaac Eger, Writer

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9 Videos (24m)
    • Introduction

    • Class Project

    • Finding Your Subculture

    • How to Get Invited

    • Interaction

    • Interviewing

    • Writing

    • Getting Published

    • Epilogue


About This Class

Good writers know that everyone has a story to tell, even the seemingly boring and most unfriendly types. It’s your task as a writer to reveal the story, tell it honestly and originally, and find the common thread of humanity. 

Subcultures are a rich and limitless supply for writers. The trick to writing about these specialized groups is gaining access to their often hidden and private members and their passions.

In my class you’ll learn how to access and write about these people and places. 

This is a class for writers of all levels. The one requirement is a curiousity for the strange and diverse things that humans do. 

30 of 30 students recommendSee All

A great and practical introduction to an often overlooked topic - enjoyable!
A great practical and motivating course with original insights, concrete advice, and a simple and direct approach to getting started on writing creative nonfiction.
Great information, and thoughtful in its presentation. Easy to come away with ideas and a plan to make it happen. Even if your article is never published, I can't imagine walking away from the effort without having had a meaningful experience and possibly some personal growth through stretching your comfort zone. As someone who is uncomfortable talking to strangers, I found his approach to be one even *I* could do. Looking forward to more classes from Eger.





Isaac Eger


Isaac Eger is an itinerant writer. His work has been featured in publications like The New York Times, GQ, Vice, Sports Illustrated,, and American Ways Magazine. He has a book coming out about traveling the world while playing pick-up basketball tentatively titled Courting the World. If you find Isaac wandering around your city, he'll probably ask if he can crash on your couch for the night.