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.


502 Pieces

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During this program, Mary Clearman Blew talks about the challenges of writing memoir that includes living people. She also reads passages from her ...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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According to People Magazine, 'Where's My Wand?: One Boy's Magical Triumph Over Alienation and Shag Carpeting' is "Gut-splittingly funny ... a deep...

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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A few months before he was to be married to his long-time girlfriend, Julian Smith was experiencing anxiety about making such a "huge commitment." ...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Part 1 of two programs funded by the upcoming 5-part PBS series "Women, War & Peace," which will air on consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning on O...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2011
  • Length: 30:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Part 2 of two programs funded by the upcoming 5-part PBS series "Women, War & Peace," which will air on consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning on O...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 30, 2011
  • Length: 30:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Neil McMahon’s riveting new thriller, L.A. MENTAL is a mind-bending blend of nano-tech paranoia and classic murder mystery, set in a city on the ed...

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Liberty Lanes is a heart-warming novel about a group of elders bound together by friendship and old romances, and by their determination to live li...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2011
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 1
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The book's full title explains more about this collection of stories and essays about intriguing people and places: 'Big Sky, By and By: True Tales...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2011
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 1
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This selection of Melanie Rae Thon's stories showcases her breathtaking ability to become each one of her people, to move inside the bodies and min...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2011
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, Rick Craig talks about and reads from 'The Last Mountains' - the first in a series of Tom Hadley Mysteries.

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, Michael Czarnecki talks about his transition from working at a job to making his living as a poet and publisher. He also reads...

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Maile Meloy is best known for her short stories and novels for adult readers. But during this program she talks about a novel she wrote for middle ...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2011
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 1
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The Write Question producer Chérie Newman talks with Barbara Theroux, manager of Fact & Fiction Bookstore in Missoula, Montana, and Zed, one of her...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program Shann Ray talks about and reads from his collection of stories, 'American Masculine'

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, Bonnie Jo Campbell talks about and reads from her novel, 'Once Upon a River,' which received a stellar review in the Washingto...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program Janathan Evison talks about and reads from his epic novel 'West of Here' with TWQ producer Chérie Newman. Their conversation al...

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program Lynn Stegner and Russell Rowland talk about the process of compiling essays and poetry from more than 60 authors from "the west...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, KWMR, Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 7
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The book's entire title is 'Extremeophilia: River Rats, Timber Tramps, Biker Trash, and Realtors: New and Selected Writings' and it's a collection ...

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2012
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program Bonnie Nadzam talks about and reads from her novel, LAMB, winner of the 2011 Flaherty Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center ...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sheryl Noethe's poetry and an interview with her are in the current issue of Whitefish Review
During this program, Sheryl Noethe describes her experiences riding on buses from her hometown of Missoula, Montana, to other Montana cities where ...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 16, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1