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.


329 Pieces

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Pete Fromm discusses his novel, "A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do." He also reads a short selection from the book.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Jeremy Smith discusses his nonfiction novel, "Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "Alien." He also reads a short pass...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A conversation with Chris Dombrowski about his collection of poems, "Ragged Anthem." He also reads a few selections.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Susan Purvis discusses her memoir, "Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost and Myself." She also reads a short passage.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet Sherwin Bitsui discusses his collection, "Dissolve." He also reads three selections.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 04, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Fred Provenza discusses his book, "Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us about Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom."

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


  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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James Lee Burke discusses his 22nd novel in the Dave Robicheaux mystery series, "The New Iberia Blues." He also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Stephanie Land discusses her memoir, "Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive." She also reads a few short passages.

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


  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Rita Sommers-Flanagan discusses her novel, Boomers. She also reads two short passages.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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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