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, Tami Haaland talks about her creative inspirations, her work at Montana's Women's Prison, and reads from her latest collection...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 19, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, David Abrams talks about and reads from FOBBIT, his novel that has been compared to M*A*S*H and Catch-22.

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


  • Added: Sep 26, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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During this program, William J. Cobb talks about and reads from his novel 'The Bird Saviors.' He also gives some background information about his r...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 11, 2012
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program Ellaraine Lockie talks about poetry as creative writing and reads a few poems from her collection 'Wild as in Familiar.' She al...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 16, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, Ivan Doig talks about and reads from his 11th novel (14th book), 'The Bartender's Tale.' He also talks about his writing process.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 31, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, Emily Danforth talks about her debut novel, The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Also about conversion therapy and online resourc...

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


  • Added: Nov 07, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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During this program, Lois Red Elk talks about the culture of her Dakota/Lakota Sioux Nation and reads from her poetry collection, 'Our Blood Rememb...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 27, 2012
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, Jess Walter talks about and reads from his latest novel, 'Beautiful Ruins.' He also defines the mosaic novel and talks about p...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 03, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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During this program, TWQ producer Chérie Newman talks with Barbara Theroux and Zed about some of the recently-published books written by authors fr...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 07, 2012
  • Length: 29:52
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, world-traveler and author Pam Houston talks about and reads from her novel, 'Contents May Have Shifted.' She also makes a com...

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


  • Added: Dec 13, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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During this program, Marcel Jolley talks with TWQ producer Chérie Newman about first-person narrators in his story collection, PRIORS, and about re...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 21, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, poet and writer Jennifer Greene, illustrator Antoine Sandoval, and project director Julie Cajune talk about a book they create...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 02, 2013
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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During this program Wyoming author Thomas McIntyre talks about and reads from his novel 'The Snow Leopard's Tale.'

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 07, 2013
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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During this program Jo Deurbrouck talks about and reads from her book 'Anything Worth Doing: A true story of adventure, friendship and tragedy on t...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD, Spokane Public Radio, KMXT, KISU and more


  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Visions and Voices: Montana's One-Room Schoolhouses
During this program, photographer and author Charlotte Caldwell talks about the importance of preserving the stories represented by one-room school...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 05, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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During this program, William Farr talks about Spopee, a Blood Indian from Canada who crossed into the U.S. looking for bison and ended up in an ins...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 08, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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During this program, Marjorie Smith talks about and reads from her novel, Making Up Amelia, which is set in Guam, Saipan, and San Francisco

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


  • Added: Feb 14, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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During the program essayist Alan S. Kesselheim and photographer Thomas Lee talk about their book MONTANA: Real Place, Real People. Kesselheim also ...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 27, 2013
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, Kate Davis, an award-winning photographer who specializes in raptors, talks about how she captured the 100+ spectacular images...

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


  • Added: Feb 28, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Last Shepard by Martin Etchart
During this program, Martin Etchart talks about and reads from his novel, The Last Shepherd, his second book about the Etcheberris, a family of Bas...

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


  • Added: Mar 11, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3