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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"In the first year of the twenty-first century, a man standing by a highway in the middle of America pulled from his pocket his life savings--thirt...

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


  • Added: Feb 24, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Alan Weltzein talks about his research into the life of Montana's 20th-century novelist, Thomas Savage. And about Savage's novel, LONA HANSON.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 12, 2012
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 1
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In the 1890s, Fra Dana dreamed of becoming a famous painter. But then she fell in love with a cowboy from northern Wyoming and her life got complic...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 18, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Six-time Spur Award winner Richard S. Wheeler talks about and reads from his novel based on the history of Butte, Montana, 'The Richest Hill on Ear...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 27, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Not long ago, a middle-aged woman, Kelly Ferguson, left Missoula, Montana, with a crazy-sounding mission: wear a prairie dress, an apron and a bonn...

Bought by Prairie Public and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 01, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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During this program, Michael Earl Craig reads a few poems, talks about his writing process, and wonders why he gets the same comment, "over and ove...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 05, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, Barry Lopez talks about the roles and responsibilities of storytellers, and offers some advice to readers.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 24, 2012
  • Length: 30:02
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, Debra Gwartney reads from 'Live Through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters' and talks about the challenges she faced...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 27, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, John Holbrook talks about and reads poems from his fourth collection, 'A Clear Blue Sky in Royal Oak.'

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 30, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program author Chere Jiusto and Christine W. Brown, and photographer Tom Ferris, talk about their book 'Hand Raised: Barns of Montana.'

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: May 04, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, science writer Jim Robbins talks about the importance of trees and reads from 'The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champio...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: May 06, 2012
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, Keith McCafferty talks about making the transition from magazine editor and writer to writing novels. He also reads from 'The ...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 18, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, author and lawyer Matt Pavelich talks about and reads from his novel, 'The Other Shoe.' And offers insight into legal justice ...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 22, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, Kim Barnes talks about her inspiration for 'In the Kingdom of Men': her aunt and uncle. She also reads from the book.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 10, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program Alan Kesselheim talks about the three coming-of-age river trips he and his wife, Marypat, took with their three children. He al...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 17, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program Charles Finn (editor of the High Desert Journal) talks about and reads from his collection of micro-essays, 'Wild Delicate Seco...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 24, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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During this program, David Allan Cates talks about and reads from his latest novel, 'Ben Armstrong's Strange Trip Home.'

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 14, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program Bruce Holbert talks about and reads from his novel, 'Lonesome Animals.' He also talks about the dangers inherent in the myth of...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 17, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program Miah Arnold talks about and reads from her debut novel, 'Sweet Land of Bigamy.'

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 04, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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During the program, Portland, Oregon, author Pauls Toutonghi talks about and reads from his novel 'Evel Knievel Days.' He also responds to a review...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 10, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2