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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Raymond Antrobus discusses his collection, "The Perseverance," and his experience as a deaf poet.

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


  • Added: May 05, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Author Allison Cobb talks about her new book, "Plastic: an Autobiography."

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


  • Added: May 12, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Canadian Poet Rebecca Salazar talks about her new collection, "Sulphurtongue."

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


  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Author J. Robert Lennon discusses his new novel, "Subdivision" and his new short story collection, "Let Me Think."

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


  • Added: May 27, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Author Diedre McNamer talks about her new novel, "Aviary," and the secret of ongoingness.

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


  • Added: Jun 03, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Colorado author Claire Boyles talks about her debut collection of short stories, "Site Fidelity."

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


  • Added: Jun 10, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Author and travel writer Maggie Shipstead discusses her newest novel "Great Circle" and what drives explorers to pursue the unknown.

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


  • Added: Jun 16, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Author Michael Punke discusses his new novel, "Ridgeline," about the Fetterman Massacre of 1866.

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


  • Added: Jun 30, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Author and journalist John N. Maclean discusses his newest book, "Home Waters," and his family's legacy on the Blackfoot River.

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


  • Added: Jul 14, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Artist Kelly Schirmann discusses her newest book of poetry and prose, "The New World."

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


  • Added: Jul 21, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Poet Kaveh Akbar discusses his new collection, "Pilgrim Bell," and reads three poems.

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


  • Added: Jul 29, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Historian Anthony W. Wood discusses his new book, "Black Montana Settler Colonialism and the Erosion of the Racial Frontier, 1877-1930."

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


  • Added: Sep 15, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Montana author Annie Connole discusses her new book, "The Spring: A Mythic Memoir," and reads from the book.

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


  • Added: Sep 23, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Author Caroline Patterson talks about her brand new novel, "The Stone Sister."

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


  • Added: Sep 29, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Author Kate Lebo discusses her new collection of essays, "The Book of Difficult Fruit."

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


  • Added: Oct 07, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Poet and owner of Fact and Fiction bookstore Mara Panich discusses her debut poetry collection, "Blood is Not the Water."

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


  • Added: Oct 13, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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We revisit an episode from 2019. In this episode, rockstar author and freelance photographer Chris La Tray digs in to his book, "One-Sentence Journ...

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


  • Added: Oct 20, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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We revisit a conversation from 2019. In this episode, poet Lehua Taitano discusses her collection "Inside Me An Island." She also reads from the bo...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 27, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Author and wildlife biologist Doug Chadwick discusses his new book, "Four Fifths a Grizzly: A New Perspective on Nature that Just Might Save Us All."

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


  • Added: Nov 03, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Author Stephen Graham Jones talks about his new slasher-homage novel, "My Heart is a Chainsaw."

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


  • Added: Nov 10, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7