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

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Historian, teacher, and poet Joseph McGeshick talks about Montana’s Native American poets and about what’s happening on the Fort Peck Indian Reserv...

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


  • Added: Feb 16, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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During this program, Josh Slotnick talks about farming and his poetry collection, FarmHome. He also reads several poems.

Bought by KSJD, Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: Feb 24, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Julie Cajune performing her one-woman play "Belief", Credit: Brooks Johnson
During this program Julie Cajune — an American Indian storyteller, educator, and actress — talks about her one-woman play titled “Belief.”

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WCWP, KSJD, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 10, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Bryce Andrews talks with Chérie Newman about his decision to move to a cattle ranch in Montana and about the memoir he wrote about his experiences ...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WCWP, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 14, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Kim Fu talks about and reads from her debut novel, 'For Today I Am A Boy.'

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


  • Added: Mar 21, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Alexandra Fuller talks about and reads from her third memoir, 'Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness.'

Bought by KSJD, Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Walter Kirn talks about and reads from his memoir 'Blood Will Out: The True Story of Murder, a Mystery and a Masquerade.'

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


  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Paul Zarzyski talks about and reads from his latest collections of poetry and prose.

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


  • Added: Apr 22, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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David G. Gordon explains why we should be eating bugs and talks about some of the recipes in his book, 'The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook: 40 Ways to Cook Cri...

Bought by KSJD, RadioFreePalmer, Spokane Public Radio, WCWP, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 25, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Adrianne Harun explains why she chose the color white to represent evil in her novel 'A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain.' And she talks abou...

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


  • Added: Apr 29, 2014
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 10
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Molly Caro May talks about and reads from 'The Map of Enough' -- a memoir about her search for home.

Bought by KGLT, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, Yellowstone Public Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 02, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Peter Stark talks about and reads from ASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survi...

Bought by KMUN, Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and WCWP


  • Added: Jun 10, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Children's author Ben Mikaelsen talks about his inspiration for 'Jungle of Bones' and reads from the novel.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, WCWP, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 16, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Newspaper columnist and Montana rancher, Richard Geary, talks about rural culture then and now, and reads some of his essays.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, WCWP, KSJD, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The Write Question producer Chérie Newman talks with Barbara Theroux and Zed about recently-published books.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WCWP, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 01, 2014
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Laura Pritchett talks about and reads from STARS GO BLUE, a novel in which a Colorado rancher and his wife deal with his diagnosis of Alzheimer's.

Bought by WCWP, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Hear fascinating facts about Montana's 150 years as a territory and a state during this interview with Aaron Parrett, author of MONTANA THEN AND NOW.

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


  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Publisher Allen Jones talks about Bangtail Press and the three anthologies of Montana writers he recently released.

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


  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Los Angeles Times and NPR film critic Kenneth Turan talks about and reads from his book 'Not To Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, WCWP, KSJD, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5