Arts Academy: The Book Review

Enjoy reading? Like to write? Dream of being published?Join The Book Review: Workshop for Young Adults!

NCLAC Arts Academy presents its first “writing skills” workshop, facilitated by Russell Pirkle. Pirkle is in the English Education Masters program at Louisiana Tech University, and is a graduate of LA Tech’s Studio Art program.

The Book Review is a reading and writing workshop where participants each read a recently published teen fiction book, then discuss and write a review that will be published in the Ruston Daily Leader. Reading concepts including evaluation, interpretation, genre, and style will be addressed, as will writing skills such as pre-writing, rhetorical devices, and audience consideration.

The Book Review: Workshop for Young Adults will be held for 4 Saturdays: September 3, September 10 and September 17, September 24. Meeting time is from 10-11:30am, at Crescent City Coffee, located at 1007 North Trenton Street, Ruston, LA. The class is open to high school students.

Pre-registration is required, in addition to the class fee of $30. All materials are included. Please call 255-1450 to register, or email NCLAC at

Books to be included in this session of The Book Review: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore Dark Territory by J. Gabriel Gates and Charlene Keel Divergent by Veronica Roth Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol