The Write Question

Series produced by KUFM - Montana Public Radio

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A weekly literary program that features writers from the American West and beyond. The Write Question is hosted and produced by former Montana Book Festival Director Lauren Korn and co-produced by Peter Hoag. TWQ is distributed through PRX to public and community radio stations, as well as to listeners around the world.

Guests on The Write Question include authors writing from or about the western United States—or about subjects outside the American West that are applicable to the region. The series also features bestselling and emerging writers, visiting writers, illustrators, photographers, publishers, and other artists.


447 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Poets M.L. Smoker (Mandy Smoker Broaddus) and Natalie Peeterse discuss "Thunderous," a graphic novel illustrated by Dale Deforest.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and KWMR


  • Added: Sep 21, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Novelist Jamie Ford discusses his latest novel, "The Many Daughters of Afong Moy."

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 12, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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We revisit a conversation with award-winning poet Geffrey Davis about his collection, "Night Angler." He also reads several poems from the collection.

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Yellowstone Public Radio, WETS, KNCT FM, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 24, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Poet Ada Limón discusses her new collection, "The Hurting Kind."

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, WETS, KWMR, Spokane Public Radio, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: May 19, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Writer Chloe Caldwell discusses her new memoir, "The Red Zone."

Bought by WETS, KWMR, Yellowstone Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 11, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Poet Eloisa Amezcua discusses her second collection of poetry, "Fighting Is Like A Wife."

Bought by WETS, Yellowstone Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 03, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Chinese-American writer Jenny Tinghui Zhang discusses her debut novel, "Four Treasures of the Sky."

Bought by WETS, Yellowstone Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 20, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Writer Charmaine Wilkerson discusses her bestselling debut novel, "Black Cake."

Bought by WETS, Yellowstone Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 12, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Writer Bill Vaughn discusses his new book, "The Last Heir: The Triumphs and Tragedies of Two Montana Families."

Bought by Prairie Public, WETS, Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Apr 06, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Writer John Elizabeth Stintzi discusses their brand new novel, "My Volcano."

Bought by WETS, Yellowstone Public Radio, KNCT FM, Spokane Public Radio, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Mar 23, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Coast Salish author Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe discusses her brand new memoir, "Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk."

Bought by WETS, KNCT FM, Yellowstone Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 16, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Author Greg Peters discusses his latest book, "Our National Forests: Stories from America’s Most Important Public Lands."

Bought by WETS, Yellowstone Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 01, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Poet Jos A Charles discusses their brand new collection, "a Year & other poems."

Bought by WETS, Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Feb 23, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Taiwanese-American poet Jennifer Huang discusses her debut collection, "Return Flight."

Bought by WETS, Yellowstone Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 16, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Conservationist and author Doug Peacock discusses his newest book, "Was It Worth It?: A Wilderness Warrior's Long Trail Home."

Bought by WETS, Yellowstone Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 09, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Writer Renee Branum discusses her brand new novel, "Defenestrate."

Bought by WETS, Yellowstone Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 02, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Poet CAConrad discusses their latest collection: "AMANDA PARADISE: Resurrect Extinct Vibration."

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 26, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Writer Danielle Geller discusses her debut memoir, "Dog Flowers" - a story of returning to the Navajo reservation after her mother's death.

Bought by KVNF, Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Jan 20, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Author Nathaniel Ian Miller discusses his latest novel, "The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven," and reads from the book.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 11, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Writer Victoria Chang discusses her new epistolary collection, "Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief."

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


  • Added: Jan 06, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3