Ink’d Literary Magazine demonstrates the many creative writing opportunities at Winston, both in the classroom and after school. The literary magazine is a project run and produced collectively.
The production of the journal incorporates the ideas and feedback of a variety of students whose aim is to be part of creating a tangible manifestation of their efforts. Students are empowered to plan the structure and themes of the journal, as well as to solicit, write, edit, and promote stories and poems that will be included. Ink’d is a space for students to take part in assembling their writing and ideas; as well, it is a celebration of the breadth of stylistic and imaginative accomplishments of the Winston Prep student body. Pedagogically speaking, the act of writing effectively requires and denotes a multi-step cognitive process that involves conceptual analysis, planning, organizing, and execution. The writing found in Ink’d is reflective of the Winston Prep student body’s application of those skills. It is also reflective of the differentiated literacy instruction at Winston, as students have been taught to write in numerous real-world applicable genres and given the creative choice to settle on the one that best allows them to express their unique perspectives. The creation and distribution of Ink’d allow opportunity for a community discussion of student writing that focuses on the competence in our midst.