Wilkes student places in Hippocampus contest


Not long ago, this blog featured a Q&A with Donna Talarico, editor of Hippocampus Magazine. Within the interview, Donna mentioned The Remember in November Contest for Creative Nonfiction hosted by Hippocampus and it seems winners have been selected – and there are some bragging rights for Wilkes to celebrate! 

Vicki Mayk, Wilkes MFA, won third place for her piece, “Verismo.” Read her winning essay here


“My grandfather brought his love of opera with him from his native Sicily. He played records of the legendary tenor Enrico Caruso for hours, sometimes to the annoyance of his three daughters and one son, who preferred something more contemporary.”

— from “Verismo” by Vicki Mayk 


Vicki has been a journalist, magazine editor and public relations person for 35 years. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Ms Magazine, daily newspapers, university magazines and trade publications. She is studying for an MFA in the graduate creative writing program at Wilkes University and is working on a memoir. 

Congrats, Vicki!

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