The Write Question

Series produced by KUFM - Montana Public Radio

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A weekly literary program that features writers from the western United States. TWQ is produced by MTPR's Sarah Aronson and distributed through PRX to public and community radio stations, as well as to listeners around the world.

Guests on The Write Question are authors writing from or about the western United States. Or visiting authors who spend a considerable block of time teaching or working in the West. The program occasionally features illustrators, photographers, and publishers.


378 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Organic farmer, Bob Quinn discusses "Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food," with his co-author, Liz Carlis...

Bought by KVNF, Prairie Public, Yellowstone Public Radio, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 01, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Kathryn Trueblood discusses her novel, "Take Daily As Needed." She also reads a short excerpt.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 29:26
  • Purchases: 2
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Legendary wildlife biologist and buffalo rancher Dan O'Brien discusses his classic work of nonfiction, "The Rites of Autumn: A Falconer's Journey A...

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


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Writer and psychotherapist, Lori Gottlieb, discusses her nonfiction book, "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Li...

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


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Richard Fifield discusses his young adult novel, "The Small Crimes of Tiffany Templeton." He also reads a short section.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 24, 2020
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Susan Purvis discusses her memoir, "Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost and Myself." She also reads a short passage.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Documentary filmmakers, Willow O'Feral and Brad Heck, discuss their film "Sisters Rising," a story of six Native American women reclaiming personal...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Maxim Loskutoff discusses his collection of short stories about the "hidden West" in "Come West and See." He also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Sophia Shalmiyev discusses her lyric, immigrant memoir "Mother Winter." She also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Best-selling author Laura Munson discusses her novel, Willa's Grove. She also reads short passages.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, WSGE, KWMR, and C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Award-winning poet Geffrey Davis discusses his collection, "Night Angler." He also reads several poems from the collection.

  • Added: Jul 30, 2020
  • Length: 28:59
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Author and culinary instructor Stella Fong discusses her cookbook, "Flavors Under the Big Sky: Recipes and Stories from Yellowstone Public Radio & ...

Bought by Prairie Public and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 22, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In this interview, Russell Rowland discusses his 2019 novel, "Cold Country," which had just been optioned for film. He also reads a few short passa...

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


  • Added: Jul 22, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Comedian and humor writer Sarah Aswell discusses her works and stand up. She also reads a selection and shares a live comedy bit.

Bought by KMRE-LP, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Alan Pelaez Lopez shares their forthcoming work, Intergalactic Travels: poems from a fugitive alien. They also read several pieces.

Bought by KMRE-LP, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Poet and essayist David Axelrod discusses his book "The Eclipse I call Father: Essays on Absence." He also reads a short selection.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KMRE-LP, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Kristin Knight Pace is one of thirty-one women in the world to have completed both the Iditarod and Yukon Quest dogsled races. In this interview, s...

Bought by Prairie Public, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KMRE-LP, Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Bestselling author Jamie Ford discusses his novel, Love and Other Consolation Prizes. He also reads short passages from the book.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Dec 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Jim Robbins discusses his new nonfiction book, "The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, The World, And A Better Future." He also re...

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


  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Author & fishing guide Callan Wink discusses his collection of short stories, Dog Run Moon. He also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Dec 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4