In spite of challenges amid remote learning and COVID-19, Vintage, Wheatley’s nationally-decorated and award-winning literary magazine launched on Wednesday, 12 June through its brand new Vintage YouTube channel.
This is only part of the story, however! When the pandemic closed school buildings effective 16 March, it seemed unlikely that Vintage would be able to produce a hard copy version of its 50th Anniversary edition. Instead, the thought was simply to produce a digital version with an accompanying recording of student performances from the magazine. Near the end of April, however, I asked Mr. Wilson if he would reconsider this decision (which we had made together) and try to produce a hard copy. To the tremendous credit of Mr. Wilson, Págraig Brady (the editor) and the entire editorial staff, the hard copy magazine was produced.
To view the coffee house that premiered this week, click here. To purchase a copy of this year’s Vintage, it is now on sale for $10 at the security desk at Wheatley from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, through June 25th. You can also purchase with cash or by pre-pay via Wheatley PTO Venmo account (@WheatleyPTO). Just remember to put “Vintage” in the subject as you pay on Venmo.