Below is an ongoing record of Overture Literary Magazine meetings at Miller Middle School. Each meeting is centered around a theme, or focus based on editor observations regarding the improvement of our staff members. From this focus, each activity is crafted to cater to the specific needs of our members, and contributes to the overall goal of improvement in both prose and artistry.
Overture 2019-2020 Meeting Descriptions
Editing Meeting 12.3.19
Our last meeting of the year! Members spent the meeting editing each other’s pieces so they can implement each other’s feedback before the first turn-in! Reminder that our next activity meeting will be 1.7.2020!
Activity Meeting – 11.19.19
At our third activity meeting, members practiced describing emotion and abstract feelings in words through description. The editors taught members how to improve their description in creative writing by varying sentence for flow, and to keep sentence concise and evocative. Then, members chose a situation (pre-made by editors) and wrote a paragraph describing the how they would feel in that situation. The anonymous descriptions were shared among the club, and members gave feedback by stating why they enjoyed about the writing what could be improved.
Activity Meeting – 10.22.19
During our second activity meeting, members created blackout poetry, a method of creating poetry from a piece of text. Everyone used different colored markers to black out words they didn’t need, and the end result was a poem along with a visual. The apparel form is closed, but you can still buy from Divya in person at one of the meetings for only $16! Another reminder that the First Turn-In deadline is 11.10.19!
Activity Meeting – 9.24.19
At our very first activity meeting, the members had the opportunity to fill out a character questionnaire about themselves and share with a random partner. Each person got to know someone they didn’t know, and then wrote a narrative from their partner’s perspective. If you are not getting emails, use your personal email and send your name and grade to email@example.com. Follow us on Instagram, @overtureliterarymagazine, for updates! Check out the Join the Team page on this website for the application and the permission slip, due 9/29.
Back-to-School Bash – 9.19.19
At this fun Miller Middle School event, the editorial board reached out to students and encouraged them to apply for this magazine. There were a lot of students and families who expressed their interest; thank you to everyone who filled out our interest form! If you would like to receive email updates, please sign up at our interest form here. Fill out this questionnaire for us to tailor activities to your requests. Follow us on Instagram, @overtureliterarymagazine, for updates! Check out the Join the Team page on this website for the application and the permission slip.
Informational Meeting – 9.3.19
focus: embracing creativity and understanding the magazine
At Overture’s 2019-2020 informational meeting, incoming staff members were introduced to Overture’s goal, our meeting structure, when and where meetings are, and how to become a member. The editors were very excited to see a large turnout with genuine interest in having a creative outlet! You can find the presentation here. Check out the Join the Team page on this website for the application and the permission slip. Fill out this link to receive emails from the editors. Fill out this questionnaire for us to tailor activities to your requests!