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. The Write Question is produced by Montana Book Festival Director Lauren Korn, and produced by Korn and 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 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 also features illustrators, photographers, publishers, and other artists.


413 Pieces

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Montana author Annie Connole discusses her new book, "The Spring: A Mythic Memoir," and reads from the book.

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


  • Added: Sep 23, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Historian Anthony W. Wood discusses his new book, "Black Montana Settler Colonialism and the Erosion of the Racial Frontier, 1877-1930."

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


  • Added: Sep 15, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Poet Kaveh Akbar discusses his new collection, "Pilgrim Bell," and reads three poems.

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


  • Added: Jul 29, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Artist Kelly Schirmann discusses her newest book of poetry and prose, "The New World."

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


  • Added: Jul 21, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Author and journalist John N. Maclean discusses his newest book, "Home Waters," and his family's legacy on the Blackfoot River.

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


  • Added: Jul 14, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Author Michael Punke discusses his new novel, "Ridgeline," about the Fetterman Massacre of 1866.

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


  • Added: Jun 30, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Author and travel writer Maggie Shipstead discusses her newest novel "Great Circle" and what drives explorers to pursue the unknown.

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


  • Added: Jun 16, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Colorado author Claire Boyles talks about her debut collection of short stories, "Site Fidelity."

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


  • Added: Jun 10, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Author Diedre McNamer talks about her new novel, "Aviary," and the secret of ongoingness.

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


  • Added: Jun 03, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Author J. Robert Lennon discusses his new novel, "Subdivision" and his new short story collection, "Let Me Think."

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


  • Added: May 27, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Canadian Poet Rebecca Salazar talks about her new collection, "Sulphurtongue."

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


  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Author Allison Cobb talks about her new book, "Plastic: an Autobiography."

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


  • Added: May 12, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Raymond Antrobus discusses his collection, "The Perseverance," and his experience as a deaf poet.

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


  • Added: May 05, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Essayist Elissa Washuta discusses her new collection of essays, "White Magic."

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


  • Added: Apr 28, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Poet Hoa Nguyen discusses her new poetry collection, "A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure."

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


  • Added: Apr 21, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Poet and culture critic Hanif Abdurraquib discusses his new book, "A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance."

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


  • Added: Apr 15, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This is a rerun of Sarah Aronson's interview with Kristin Knight Pace, one of thirty-one women in the world to have completed both the Iditarod and...

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


  • Added: Apr 06, 2021
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Author Lauren Oyler discusses her debut novel "Fake Accounts."

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


  • Added: Apr 01, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Poet Khadijah Queen discusses her new collection of poetry, "Anodyne."

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


  • Added: Mar 24, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Author Jamie Harrison discusses her new book, "The Center of Everything."

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


  • Added: Mar 17, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3