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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Rita Sommers-Flanagan discusses her novel, Boomers. She also reads two short passages.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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An interview with Ray McPadden, author of the war novel, "And the Whole Mountain Burned." He also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Sneed Collard and his teenage son, Braden, discuss the book, "Warblers and Woodpeckers: A Father-Son Big Year of Birding." Sneed also reads two sho...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Award-winning author, Chad Dundas discusses his childhood fascination with professional wrestling and how he came to write the graphic novel, "Unde...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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James Lee Burke discusses his 22nd novel in the Dave Robicheaux mystery series, "The New Iberia Blues." He also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Fred Provenza discusses his book, "Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us about Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom."

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


  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Poet Sherwin Bitsui discusses his collection, "Dissolve." He also reads three selections.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 04, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Jeremy Smith discusses his nonfiction novel, "Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "Alien." He also reads a short pass...

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


  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Erin Saldin discusses her YA novel, The Dead Enders. She also reads two short passages.

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


  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Christy Stillwell discusses her novel, "The Wolf Tone," winner of the 2017 Elixir Fiction Award. She also reads a short passage from an article she...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: May 06, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet Rob Carney discusses his collection, The Book of Sharks. He also recites several poems from memory.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet Rob Schlegel discusses his collection, "In the Tree Where the Double Sex Sleeps." He also reads several poems.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Kisha Schlegel discusses her collection of essays, "Fear Icons." She also reads short passages from the book.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Harvard professor Elisa New explores the value of poetry in a social setting as it relates to her PBS production, "Poetry in America."

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 22, 2018
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Allen Morris Jones discusses his noir mystery novel, "Sweeney on the Rocks." He also reads short passages.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Canadian historian and author Edward Chamberlin discusses his book "The Baker and the Blackfoot: An Untold Story of Friendship, Trust, and Broken P...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Simeon Mills discusses his novel about growing up robot in the 1990s, The Obsoletes. He also reads two short selections.

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


  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 28:53
  • Purchases: 3
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Editor and author Margot Kahn, along with contributor Maya Jewell Zeller, discuss the anthology "This Is The Place: Women Writing About Home." They...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 29, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Ben Goldfarb shares his enthusiasm for the largest rodent in North America via a discussion about his book, Eager: The Surprising, Secret Lives of ...

Bought by 'The Sea', Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 22, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Rockstar author and freelance photographer Chris La Tray digs in to his book, "One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays from the World at Large...

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


  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3