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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Award-winning author Shann Ray talks about and reads from his novel AMERICAN COPPER.

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


  • Added: Dec 28, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Marty Essen talk about his book 'Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

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


  • Added: Jan 05, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Award-winning author James Lee Burke talks about and reads from 'House of the Rising Sun,' the latest novel in his Hackberry Holland Series.

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


  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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YA author Blythe Woolston talks about and reads from her latest sci-fi novel, MARTians.

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


  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Matt Pavelich talks about writing and reads from his collection of stories, 'Survivors Said.'

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


  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Richard Fifield talks about and reads from his debut novel, The Flood Girls.

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


  • Added: Feb 22, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Tyler Knott Gregson talks about poetry, Buddhism, world peace, and his phenomenal social media success.

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


  • Added: Feb 27, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Journalist Todd Wilkinson talks about his book Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek and the complicated issues surrounding removing grizzly bears from the En...

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


  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Gwen Florio talks about how her years of experience as a journalist influences the plots of and characters in her mystery novels. She also reads fr...

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


  • Added: Mar 11, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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David Quammen talks about the history, animals, and land use conflicts related to Yellowstone National Park and reads a passage from the May issue ...

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


  • Added: Apr 29, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Ken Ilgunas talks about his adventures while hiking nearly 2,000 miles along the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline

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


  • Added: May 16, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 7
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Journalist and novelist Samuel Western talks about the characters in his novel, 'Canyons,' tension in fiction, cowboys, guns, hunting, and the high...

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


  • Added: May 23, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Christine Carbo talks about her crime novels, which are set in Glacier National Park, and tells why she created a fictional GNP police force. She a...

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


  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Beth Hunter McHugh talks about and reads from her award-winning debut novel 'The Actor.'

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


  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Shawn Vestal, the winner of 2014’s PEN Robert W. Bingham Prize, talks about and reads from his unforgettable debut novel about Loretta, a teenager ...

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


  • Added: Jun 13, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Glen Chamberlain talks about the stories in her collection, 'All I Want Is What You've Got.' She also reads several passages and tells why she ditc...

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


  • Added: Jun 21, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Rachel Toor explains the origins of our misunderstandings about rats and reads from her book 'Misunderstood: Why the Humble Rat May Be Your Best Pe...

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


  • Added: Aug 12, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Joe Wilkins talks about how he makes poems and reads from his collection 'When We Were Birds'

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


  • Added: Aug 19, 2016
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Ranch photographer Barbara Van Cleve talks about making her images and the "romance" of the West.

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT, KUPR low power FM, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: Aug 30, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Megan McNamer talks about and reads from her novel 'Children and Lunatics,' winner of a Black Lawrence Press Big Moose Prize.

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


  • Added: Sep 02, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5