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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Sharma Shields discusses her novel, The Cassandra. She also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Journalist Ben Montgomery talks history and unconventional pedestrianism in his book, "The Man Who Walked Backward: An American Dreamer's Search fo...

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


  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Robin O'Day, Elke Govertsen, and Julie Janj discuss their contributions to the anthology, "We Leave the Flowers Where They Are: True Stories of Mon...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Megan McNamer discusses her novel, "Home Everywhere." She also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Raki Kopernik discusses her lyric nonfiction book, The Memory House as well as her collection of poetry, The Other Body. She also reads a few selec...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 30, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A conversation with CMarie Fuhrman about her nonfiction and work as co-editor of the anthology, Native Voices. She also reads two short passages.

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


  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Poet Lehua Taitano discusses her collection "Inside Me An Island." She also reads from the book.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A conversation with Chris Dombrowski about his collection of poems, "Ragged Anthem." He also reads a few selections.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet Juliane Okot Bitek discusses her award-winning collection of poems, "100 Days," written in response to the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

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


  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Graphic novelist Jonathan Fetter-Vorm takes us into the world of his book, "Moonbound: Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight."

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 04, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Writer and naturalist Jack Nisbet discusses his book, "The Dreamer and The Doctor: A Forest Lover and a Physician on the Edge of the Frontier."

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


  • Added: Dec 04, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Juliet Cutler discusses her memoir "Among the Maasai." She also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 30, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Multi-genre writer Matthew Haynes discusses his collection of short stories, "Give Us What We Want," he also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Jan 06, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Stephanie Land discusses her memoir, "Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive." She also reads a few short passages.

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


  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Award-winning poet Jory Mickelson discusses their work, "Wilderness//Kingdom." They also read several poems.

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


  • Added: Jan 27, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Pete Fromm discusses his novel, "A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do." He also reads a short selection from the book.

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


  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Alaskan poet, editor, and publisher Jeremy Pataky shares work from his debut collection of poetry, Overwinter, as well as new work.

Bought by KTOO, Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, Raven Radio, KWMR and more


  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Documentary filmmakers Carlo Nassise ('Coby & Stephen Are In Love') and Eva Rendle ('All That Remains') discuss their respective films as part of t...

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


  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 28:53
  • Purchases: 3
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Poet and memoirist, Joe Wilkins, discusses his debut novel, "Fall Back Down When I Die."

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


  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Claire Compton, Taylor White, and Nicole Gomez from the Free Verse Project: Voices from Montana's Juvenile Detention Centers speak about their work.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 06, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2