Hearing the Artificial Obvious

Margaret Atwood, UBCAccountable, and the Power of Listening

From: Refuse


Community — its possibilities and its limitations — is also central to Erika Thorkelson’s essay, as she thinks about how and why we fail to communicate across divides of status and generation.


Erika Thorkelson

ERIKA THORKELSON is a freelance journalist and writer of fiction and creative non-fiction. Her work has appeared in local and national publications, including the Vancouver Sun, Maisonneuve, The Walrus, Hazlitt, and Room magazine. She’s an occasional host of The Storytelling Show on Vancouver Co-op Radio and teaches humanities at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.