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.


510 Pieces

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Keith McCafferty talks about Ernest Hemingway, elk antler elixir, and what it takes to write a novel. He also reads from his book.

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


  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Beth Judy talks about her young adult historical text, Bold Women in Montana History. She also reads two short passages.

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


  • Added: Oct 25, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Mark Sullivan details the story of real life forgotten war hero, Pino Lella and draws parallels with his own life. He also reads a short segment fr...

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


  • Added: Oct 25, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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New York playwright Deb Zoe Laufer discusses her work, Informed Consent, a play based on a court case between an indigenous tribe and the Arizona S...

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


  • Added: Nov 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Independent bookseller Mara Panich-Crouch talks with Sarah Aronson about recently published books from authors near and far while also making gift ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Mark Sundeen discusses his book, The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America. He also reads a short passage from the book.

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


  • Added: Dec 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This episode features a lively conversation with the editors of the Montana Noir anthology, Keir Graff & James Grady. Each reads short selections f...

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


  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Romance novelists Kristen Proby & Jennifer Ryan discuss their critics, success, and character development. They also read short selections from the...

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


  • Added: Jan 10, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This program features a thoughtful conversation with Ken Egan about his historical nonfiction, Montana 1889, including the competing visions for, a...

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


  • Added: Jan 23, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Carrie La Seur discusses her sophomore novel, The Weight of An Infinite Sky. She also reads a short selection from the book.

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


  • Added: Feb 12, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This episode features a soulful conversation with Anahata Meta about her book, 52 Weeks, 52 Dates. She also reads a brief passage from the book.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Molly Caro May discusses her latest book, Body Full of Stars: Female Rage and My Passage Into Motherhood.

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


  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Paige Embry discusses her book Our Native Bees: America's Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them. She also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Poet Philip Schaefer discusses his award-winning collection of poems, Bad Summon. He also reads a selection of poems.

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


  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Anne Helen Petersen discusses her book, Too Fat, Too Slutty, To Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman. She also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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An emotional interview where Jennifer Finley talks about overcoming oppression through writing and coming back to herself following a divorce. She ...

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


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Chris Turner discusses his book ,The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands. He also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Bruce Holbert discusses his novel, Whiskey. He also reads a short passage and reflects on his own family history of violence & repair.

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


  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 3
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This episode features a thoughtful conversation with Jack Clinton about his environmental novel, Clovis. He also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 4
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Philosophy professor Christopher James Preston discusses his book, "The Synthetic Age Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineeri...

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


  • Added: May 08, 2018
  • Length: 28:52
  • Purchases: 5