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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Chad Dundas talks about wrestling and writing and the characters in his novel 'Champion of the World.;

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


  • Added: Sep 09, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Keith McCafferty talks about and reads from the fifth book in his Sean Stranahan mystery series, Buffalo Jump Blues. He also talks about real-life ...

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


  • Added: Sep 19, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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In January of 1870, the 2nd Cavalry of the U.S. Army slaughtered most of the people in a Blackfeet Indian (Piegan) camped near the Marias River in ...

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


  • Added: Sep 23, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Paula McLain talks about and reads from her latest novel Circling the Sun, which tells the story of the (actual) Beryl Markum with a first-person n...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Carmen Giménez Smith talks poetry, politics, and feminism, and reads from 'Milk and Filth.'

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


  • Added: Oct 24, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Seth Kantner talks about growing up in rural Alaska -- 100 miles above the Arctic Circle -- and the essays in his collection 'Swallowed by the Grea...

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


  • Added: Oct 31, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Pete Fromm, author of 'Indian Creek Chronicles,' talks about and reads two short passages from his second memoir, 'The Names of the Stars: A Life i...

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


  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Author and game designer Kent Davis talks about books one and two in his 'A Riddle In Ruby' YA series.

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


  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Dana Fitz Gale talks about writing short stories and reads from her award-winning collection, 'Spells for Victory and Courage'

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


  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Chris Dombrowski talks with Sarah Aronson about 'Body of Water: A Sage, A Seeker, and the World's Most Alluring Fish,' which is part memoir, part r...

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


  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Jordan Fisher Smith talks about and reads from 'Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, A Trial, and the Fight Over Controlling Nature

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


  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: 'The Underworld' by Kevin Canty
Kevin Canty discusses his novel, 'The Underworld,' along with the nature of the human experience and Canty's own creative process. He also reads fr...

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


  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Alexandra Teague discusses her debut novel, a quirky coming-of-age story. She reads both from the book as well as selected poem from her previous c...

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


  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Neltje discusses her development as an artist, her love of landscape, and the hardships she faced growing up. She also reads from her memoir.

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


  • Added: Aug 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Michael McGriff talks about his artistic process and reads from two collections of poetry. He also discuses his translation of the Swedish Nobel Pr...

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


  • Added: Aug 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Lentil Underground
This is an encore presentation of a conversation between Cherie Newman and Liz Carlisle, author of Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Fut...

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


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Wildlife biologist and author Doug Chadwick engages in a lively discussion around his work saving the endangered Gobi grizzly bear. He reads from h...

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


  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Christine Carbo discusses her third book in a series of Glacier Park suspense novels. She also reads two passages.

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


  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Ted McDermott discusses where fiction and autobiography collide in his debut novel, The Minor Outsider. He also reads from the book.

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


  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Jamie Harrison discusses her new historical novel, The Widow Nash. She also reads passages from the book.

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


  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4