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.


385 Pieces

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Author and scholar Heather Cahoon discusses her poetry collection, Horsefly Dress, and her work as Director of the American Indian Governance and P...

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


  • Added: Jan 12, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Writer Kerri Arsenault discusses her new book, "Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains."

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


  • Added: Jan 06, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Writer Jess Walter discusses his new book, "The Cold Millions."

Bought by KWMR, Yellowstone Public Radio, RadioStPete Florida, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Dec 29, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Writer Anne Helen Petersen discusses her new book, "Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation." This is part two of a two-part conv...

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


  • Added: Dec 18, 2020
  • Length: 28:44
  • Purchases: 2
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Writer Anne Helen Petersen discusses her new book, "Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation." This is part one of a two-part conv...

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


  • Added: Dec 11, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This episode features an interview with poet, therapist, and outgoing host of The Write Question, Sarah Aronson.

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


  • Added: Dec 04, 2020
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Dec 02, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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During this program, Rick Bass talks about and reads from his novel 'Nashville Chrome.'

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


  • Added: Nov 18, 2020
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 5
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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 Spokane Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Yellowstone Public Radio, KWMR, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 18, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This episode features a conversation with Melissa Kwasny about her collection of poems, Where Outside the Body Is the Soul Today. She also reads a ...

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


  • Added: Dec 19, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Bryce Andrews discusses his environmental nonfiction, Down From the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear. He also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Organic farmer, Bob Quinn discusses "Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food," with his co-author, Liz Carlis...

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


  • Added: May 01, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Kathryn Trueblood discusses her novel, "Take Daily As Needed." She also reads a short excerpt.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 29:26
  • Purchases: 2
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Legendary wildlife biologist and buffalo rancher Dan O'Brien discusses his classic work of nonfiction, "The Rites of Autumn: A Falconer's Journey A...

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


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Writer and psychotherapist, Lori Gottlieb, discusses her nonfiction book, "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Li...

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


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Richard Fifield discusses his young adult novel, "The Small Crimes of Tiffany Templeton." He also reads a short section.

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


  • Added: Feb 24, 2020
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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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 KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Documentary filmmakers, Willow O'Feral and Brad Heck, discuss their film "Sisters Rising," a story of six Native American women reclaiming personal...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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 KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Spokane Public Radio, KWMR, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Sophia Shalmiyev discusses her lyric, immigrant memoir "Mother Winter." She also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4