Erika Thorkelson

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As a freelance writer, Erika Thorkelson is dedicated to showcasing compelling stories that illuminate our world and how we live. Having lived in Dublin, Ireland and Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (as well as Winnipeg and Edmonton) she is able to bring an international perspective to local issues. Her essays, features and profiles have appeared in This Magazine, The New Quarterly, Herizon’s Magazine, the Edmonton Journal, and the Walrus. A regular contributor of arts and culture writing to the Vancouver Sun, she holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. She is the host of the Canadian Fiction Podcast, a series that showcases the work of new and emerging authors. http://www.erikathorkelson.com