The Write Question

Series produced by KUFM - Montana Public Radio

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A weekly literary program that features writers from the American West and beyond. The Write Question is hosted and produced by former Montana Book Festival Director Lauren Korn and co-produced first by Peter Hoag and currently by Chris Moyles and Jake Birch. TWQ is distributed through PRX to public and community radio stations, as well as to listeners around the world.

Guests on The Write Question include authors writing from or about the western United States—or about subjects outside the American West that are applicable to the region. The series also features bestselling and emerging writers, visiting writers, illustrators, photographers, publishers, and other artists.


514 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Dr. Alan Townsend discusses his memoir, "This Ordinary Stardust: A Scientist's Path from Grief to Wonder."

Bought by KMUN, GCR (Global Community Radio), Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Jun 13, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Jun 06, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Historian and writer Betsy Gaines Quammen discusses "True West: Myth and Mending on the Far Side of America."

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: May 30, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Victoria Chang discusses "With My Back to the World," a poetry collection that engages with the paintings and writings of Agnes Martin.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), Spokane Public Radio, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: May 23, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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To celebrate 50 years of children’s programming on Montana Public Radio, host Lauren Korn speaks with Leonard S. Marcus, one the world’s foremost s...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), Yellowstone Public Radio, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 17, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Author and environmental activist Rick Bass discusses the craft of writing in a conversation about "With Every Great Breath: New & Selected Essays,...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: May 08, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Apr 25, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Artist and writer Tessa Hulls discusses her graphic memoir, "Feeding Ghosts."

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., GCR (Global Community Radio), Yellowstone Public Radio, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 11, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Carmen Maria Machado discusses her memoir, "In the Dream House," and her short story collection, "Her Body and Other Parties," in advance of the 20...

Bought by WORT, GCR (Global Community Radio), Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Apr 04, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Mar 28, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Michael Finkel discusses “The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession.”

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., GCR (Global Community Radio), Yellowstone Public Radio, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 14, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Arnold “Smoke” Elser and Eva-Maria Maggi discuss Smoke’s memoir, “Hush of the Land: A Lifetime in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.”

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), Yellowstone Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 29, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Feb 15, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Journalist Kathleen McLaughlin discusses "Blood Money: The Story of Life, Death, and Profit Inside America's Blood Industry," recently released in ...

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


  • Added: Feb 08, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Poet, farmer, and Missoula, Montana, county commissioner Josh Slotnick discusses his second collection of poetry, "If Only." This is part two of a ...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 25, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet, farmer, and Missoula, Montana, county commissioner Josh Slotnick discusses his second collection of poetry, "If Only." This is part one of a ...

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


  • Added: Jan 18, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Creator and former host of The Write Question Chérie Newman returns to discuss her debut memoir, "Other People's Pets: Critters, Careers, and Capit...

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


  • Added: Jan 11, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Alexandra Teague discusses her memoir, "Spinning Tea Cups: A Mythical American Memoir" (Oregon State Univ. Press).

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


  • Added: Dec 28, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Nehiyaw (Cree) poet Emily Riddle discusses her award-winning debut poetry collection, "The Big Melt."

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Yellowstone Public Radio, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 22, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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"Pie lady" Kate Lebo discusses her newly revised and expanded cookbook, "Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour & Butter." Note that the original ep...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Yellowstone Public Radio, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 13, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4