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.


365 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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 Yellowstone Public Radio and C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet and memoirist, Joe Wilkins, discusses his debut novel, "Fall Back Down When I Die."

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


  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Documentary filmmakers Carlo Nassise ('Coby & Stephen Are In Love') and Eva Rendle ('All That Remains') discuss their respective films as part of t...

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


  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 28:53
  • Purchases: 3
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Alaskan poet, editor, and publisher Jeremy Pataky shares work from his debut collection of poetry, Overwinter, as well as new work.

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


  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Best-selling author Laura Munson discusses her novel, Willa's Grove. She also reads short passages.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, WSGE, KWMR, and C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • 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 Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 24, 2020
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Comedian and humor writer Sarah Aswell discusses her works and stand up. She also reads a selection and shares a live comedy bit.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 KWMR, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Award-winning poet Jory Mickelson discusses their work, "Wilderness//Kingdom." They also read several poems.

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


  • Added: Jan 27, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 Prairie Public, KWMR, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Multi-genre writer Matthew Haynes discusses his collection of short stories, "Give Us What We Want," he also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Jan 06, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Juliet Cutler discusses her memoir "Among the Maasai." She also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 30, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Writer and naturalist Jack Nisbet discusses his book, "The Dreamer and The Doctor: A Forest Lover and a Physician on the Edge of the Frontier."

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


  • Added: Dec 04, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Graphic novelist Jonathan Fetter-Vorm takes us into the world of his book, "Moonbound: Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight."

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 04, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet Juliane Okot Bitek discusses her award-winning collection of poems, "100 Days," written in response to the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

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


  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with Chris Dombrowski about his collection of poems, "Ragged Anthem." He also reads a few selections.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet Lehua Taitano discusses her collection "Inside Me An Island." She also reads from the book.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Shonda Buchanan discusses her memoir, "Black Indian." She also reads a short passage from the book.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Sophia Shalmiyev discusses her lyric, immigrant memoir "Mother Winter." She also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with CMarie Fuhrman about her nonfiction and work as co-editor of the anthology, Native Voices. She also reads two short passages.

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


  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4