About Tangerine Moon
Tangerine Moon began in the Fall of 2010 as a writer’s workshop for six, sixth-grade girls in Santa Cruz, CA. At our first meeting, we began tossing around ideas about what we planned to accomplish during these meetings. We came up with many ideas, including acting in a variety show and writing a newspaper. We also began sharpening our writing and acting skills with improvisation and exercises we called Tang-a-rounds, in which each of us would write a sentence and pass it along to the next person in the group to create a story. After a few meetings, we came up with the idea of creating a magazine.
We began working on a variety of pieces for the upcoming edition of our magazine, which would be only distributed among our small group of writers in the Winter of 2010/2011, not available to the public. We didn’t think we’d need to sell our first edition commercially, as it was going to be a one-time-thing for the workshop. We’d actually planned to begin filming a variety show once our first edition was finished (that, of course, never happened). With the help of two moms from the group, the Winter 2011 edition came out on December 1, 2010, three months in the making.
After seeing our magazine in print, there was no doubt in our minds that there would be many more to come.