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.


322 Pieces

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Award-winning author, Chad Dundas discusses his childhood fascination with professional wrestling and how he came to write the graphic novel, "Unde...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Sneed Collard and his teenage son, Braden, discuss the book, "Warblers and Woodpeckers: A Father-Son Big Year of Birding." Sneed also reads two sho...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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An interview with Ray McPadden, author of the war novel, "And the Whole Mountain Burned." He also reads a short passage.

  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Rita Sommers-Flanagan discusses her novel, Boomers. She also reads two short passages.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Casey Charles discusses his book, The Monkey Cages, a novel inspired by the 1955 Bosie, ID homosexuality scandal. He also reads a poem from his boo...

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


  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 28:55
  • Purchases: 3
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Scott Parker discusses his small book of essays, "A Way Home: Oregon Essays." He also reads a few short pieces.

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


  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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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Amy Ratto Parks shares her mosaic novel, Radial Bloom. She also reads a couple short selections.

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


  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Wildlife biologist and author, Jim Williams, discusses his book, "Path of the Puma: The Remarkable Resilience of the Mountain Lion." He also reads ...

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


  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Historian and author Brett Walker discusses his memoir, A Family History of Illness: Memory as Medicine. He also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In the midst of our nation's immigration crisis, Shobha Rao discusses her novel, "Girls Burn Brighter." She also reads two short passages.

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


  • Added: Jul 01, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 KWMR, Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Rockstar author and freelance photographer Chris La Tray digs in to his book, "One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays from the World at Large...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Journalist Ben Montgomery talks history and unconventional pedestrianism in his book, "The Man Who Walked Backward: An American Dreamer's Search fo...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Dynamic duo Kate Lebo and Sam Ligon share their event-turned-anthology, "Pie and Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze."

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Gretel Ehrlich and Christopher Merrill discuss the anthology, "Hearth: A Global Conversation on Community, Identity, and Place." They participated ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 29, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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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Editor and author Margot Kahn, along with contributor Maya Jewell Zeller, discuss the anthology "This Is The Place: Women Writing About Home." They...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 29, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Harvard professor Elisa New explores the value of poetry in a social setting as it relates to her PBS production, "Poetry in America."

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 22, 2018
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Ben Goldfarb shares his enthusiasm for the largest rodent in North America via a discussion about his book, Eager: The Surprising, Secret Lives of ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 22, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2