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.


507 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Liz Carlisle talks about and reads from Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America

Bought by KGLT, KSJD, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 16, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Brian D'Ambrosio talks about his book Warrior in the Ring: The life of Marvin Camel, Native American world champion boxer

Bought by KGLT, Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KSJD


  • Added: Mar 31, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Butte is a unique city in Montana, as are the novels and films created in and about it. Beginning with the 1880s, Aaron Parrett's book 'Literary Bu...

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


  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Megan Kruse talks about and reads from her debut novel, Call Me Home

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


  • Added: Apr 27, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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An Iraqi Poet In Montana. Saif Alsaegh was a young boy living in Baghdad, Iraq, on September 11, 2001. At the time, he and the other members of his...

Bought by KGLT, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Caroline Patterson, judge of MTPR's 50th Anniversary Short Fiction Contest talks about the winning stories and the what makes a great short story. ...

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


  • Added: May 13, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Jeremy N. Smith talks about his book Epic Measures, the true story of a 20-year, 500-scientist, $100-million moonshot attempt to track and quantify...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KCMJ Community Radio, KGLT, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: May 18, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Antonya Nelson talks about writing short stories and reads from her collection FUNNY ONCE.

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KGLT and more


  • Added: May 30, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 9
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Susan Adrian talks about and reads from her YA novel TUNNEL VISION, a story full of spies, espionage, and a teen with superpowers .

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


  • Added: Jun 08, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Craig Lancaster talks about and reads from his fifth novel, THIS IS WHAT I WANT. He also describes his journey from copy editor to full-time author.

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT, KSJD, KCMJ Community Radio, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Investigative journalist Stephen Yafa talks about and reads from 'GRAIN OF TRUTH: The Real Case For and Against Wheat and Gluten,' a book that incl...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT, KSJD, KCMJ Community Radio, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Sally Thompson, archaeologist, ethnographer, ethnohistorian, and lead author of 'PEOPLE BEFORE THE PARK: The Kootenai and Blackfeet Before Glacier ...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Margaret Grundstein talks about and reads from her memoir NAKED IN THE WOODS: My Unexpected Years In A Hippie Commune. She also comments on why fem...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KCMJ Community Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 7
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Jeff Guinn talks about a female warrior named Mochi and reads from his latest historical novel, BUFFALO TRAIL, during this episode of The Write Que...

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


  • Added: Sep 14, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Kris Dinnison talks about and reads from her debut YA novel, You and Me and Him.

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Marc Beaudin's stories from 15 years of hitchhiking adventures have been published in a travel memoir 'Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KCMJ Community Radio, KGLT, KSJD and more


  • Added: Sep 28, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 7
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For a long time, Marian Palaia wrote short stories, instead of a novel. Not because she didn't want to write a whole book, but because she was terr...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KCMJ Community Radio, KGLT, KSJD, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 05, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Amy Ragsdale talks about the year she and her family spent in a small town in northeastern Brazil, and the memoir she wrote about their experiences...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 12, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Annick Smith talks about and reads from her memoir 'Crossing the Plains with Bruno.' She also comments on the importance of story during life trans...

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


  • Added: Nov 13, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Kim Heacox talks about and reads from his novel 'Jimmy Bluefeather,' winner of the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for literary fiction.

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


  • Added: Dec 10, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6