The Write Question

Series produced by KUFM - Montana Public Radio

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A weekly literary program that features writers from the western United States. TWQ is produced by MTPR's Sarah Aronson and distributed through PRX to public and community radio stations, as well as to listeners around the world.

Guests on The Write Question are authors writing from or about the western United States. Or visiting authors who spend a considerable block of time teaching or working in the West. The program occasionally features illustrators, photographers, and publishers.


291 Pieces

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Author Melissa Stephenson discusses her book, Driven: A White-knuckled Ride to Heartbreak and Back. She also reads two short passages.

Bought by KMRE-LP


  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Philosophy professor Christopher James Preston discusses his book, "The Synthetic Age Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineeri...

Bought by KMRE-LP


  • Added: May 08, 2018
  • Length: 28:52
  • Purchases: 1
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This episode features a thoughtful conversation with Jack Clinton about his environmental novel, Clovis. He also reads a short passage.

Bought by KMRE-LP


  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Bruce Holbert discusses his novel, Whiskey. He also reads a short passage and reflects on his own family history of violence & repair.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Chris Turner discusses his book ,The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands. He also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KWMR, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Jim Robbins discusses his new nonfiction book, "The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, The World, And A Better Future." He also re...

Bought by KWMR, Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KSJD


  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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An emotional interview where Jennifer Finley talks about overcoming oppression through writing and coming back to herself following a divorce. She ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD, KWMR, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Anne Helen Petersen discusses her book, Too Fat, Too Slutty, To Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman. She also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KMRE-LP, and KWMR


  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Author and musician Willy Vlautin discusses his book, Don't Skip Out on Me along with reading 2 short passages. This episode features the soundtrac...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet Philip Schaefer discusses his award-winning collection of poems, Bad Summon. He also reads a selection of poems.

Bought by KWMR, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Paige Embry discusses her book Our Native Bees: America's Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them. She also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KWMR, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Molly Caro May discusses her latest book, Body Full of Stars: Female Rage and My Passage Into Motherhood.

Bought by KMUD, Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KWMR


  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This episode features a conversation with Peter Heller about his sophomore novel, Celine. He also reads short selections from the book.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 3
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This episode features a soulful conversation with Anahata Meta about her book, 52 Weeks, 52 Dates. She also reads a brief passage from the book.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Carrie La Seur discusses her sophomore novel, The Weight of An Infinite Sky. She also reads a short selection from the book.

Bought by KWMR, Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Feb 12, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This program features a thoughtful conversation with Ken Egan about his historical nonfiction, Montana 1889, including the competing visions for, a...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KMRE-LP, and KWMR


  • Added: Jan 23, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This episode features a conversation with Caroline Patterson about her collection of short stories, Ballet at the Moose Lodge. She also reads two s...

Bought by KWMR, Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Jan 23, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Romance novelists Kristen Proby & Jennifer Ryan discuss their critics, success, and character development. They also read short selections from the...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Jan 10, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Bestselling author Jamie Ford discusses his novel, Love and Other Consolation Prizes. He also reads short passages from the book.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Dec 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Pulitzer prize-winning author Jane Smiley joined us as part of the 2017 Montana Book Festival. In this interview, she discusses her career includin...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KWMR


  • Added: Dec 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3