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.


304 Pieces

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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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David Quammen discusses his book, The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life. He also reads a short passage.

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Erin Saldin discusses her YA novel, The Dead Enders. She also reads two short passages.

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


  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Maxim Loskutoff discusses his collection of short stories about the "hidden West" in "Come West and See." He also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Author and journalist Gwen Florio discusses her literary novel, Silent Hearts. She also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Former Montana state poet laureate Tami Haaland engages in a conversation around her collection of poems, What Does Not Return. She also reads a ha...

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


  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • 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
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David Owen discusses his nonfiction book, Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River. He also reads a short segment from the book.

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


  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Chef Barrie Boulds and author Jean Petersen will discuss "The Big Sky Bounty Cookbook: Local Ingredients and Rustic Recipes." Jean will also read a...

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


  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Author & fishing guide Callan Wink discusses his collection of short stories, Dog Run Moon. He also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Dec 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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What does the Italian mob have to do with the world's most rare bear population? Roger Thompson discusses his nonfiction book, "No Word for Wildern...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 23, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 01, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Award-winning poet Henritetta Goodman discusses her collection of 48 linked Italian sonnets, "All That Held Us." She also reads a handful of poems ...

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


  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Russell Rowland discusses his book, "Arbuckle," prequel to his 2002 debut, "In Open Spaces."

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 21, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Bjorn Dihle discusses his book, "Haunted Inside Passage: Ghosts, Legends, and Mysteries of Southeast Alaska." He also reads two short passages.

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


  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Author and therapist Joyce Lynette Hocker discusses her memoir, "Trail to Tincup: Love Stories at Life's End." She also reads a short selection.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Aaron Parrett discusses his collection of stories, Maple & Lead. He also reads a short selection and remarks on his letterpress business and collab...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 2
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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 Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Philosophy professor Christopher James Preston discusses his book, "The Synthetic Age Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineeri...

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


  • Added: May 08, 2018
  • Length: 28:52
  • Purchases: 5
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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 Prairie Public, Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 4