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An All-New Program Hits the South Valley It’s not just another writing class P icture your child joining a team of other self- motivated kids to make their very own magazine. Imagine an environment where their curiosity is honored and their creativity is celebrated, excellence is demanded, and friendships are fostered. In this program, students will be treated as junior journalists, photographers, designers, and marketers. They will have their hands in every aspect of the process, from story ideas to distribution. Topics Covered in the Program • • • • • • • • • Finding the story Journalism 101 Curiosity & reporting Interviewing for success Intro to photography Writing for magazines Beginning design Entrepreneurship Writing for change A message from Carly Tuition includes all materials including a full color professional print run of the magazine. Each student will receive five free copies for friends and family and the rest will be distributed in the community. We are an approved vendor with Ocean Grove Charter School and have been cleared to work with children. Mimimum age: 8 January 29-April 9 4:30 p.m. *No class on 2/19 Early bird tuition $250 After December 1, $300 Contact Carly: Carlygelsinger.com carly@carlygelsinger.com When I was a kid, I subscribed to several magazines. When one arrived in the mail, I would pore over it until I had read the same stories a dozen times. The wait between issues was agonizing. One day, I decided I was done waiting. I’d write my own magazine. I holed myself up in my bedroom and didn’t emerge until the first issue of Nothing But Kids was completed. My mom helped me xerox a few copies for friends and family. From there, the magazine grew to a thriving business. The South Valley Magazine Writing Program is the answer to a question I’ve asked myself for several years—”How can I pass the incredible experience I had to the next generation?” 106 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 gmhtoday.com