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

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After growing up on a ranch on the far east side of Montana, Philip J. Burgess graduated from college, served in Vietnam, and then spent a decade t...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: Laura Munson, Credit: Heidi Long
Laura Munson is the author of 14 unpublished novels and one memoir, which was published almost immediately after she wrote it. This is Not The Stor...

Bought by KWMR, WFIU, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 02, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Craig Lancaster wrote 600 HOURS OF EDWARD, which is his first novel, during National Novel Writing Month, an annual event in which writers are chal...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 09, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, Cherie Newman talks with Mitch Wieland, author of GOD'S DOGS: A NOVEL IN STORIES. Wieland is a professor in the M.F.A. program...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 16, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Lauren Kessler worked for minimum wage as an RA (resident assistant) while writing FINDING LIFE IN THE LAND OF ALZHEIMER'S (formerly titled, Dancin...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 16, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, Chris Dombrowski talks about and reads from his collection of poetry, 'by cold water.'

  • Added: Jan 14, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Brynie's latest book is the focus of this program: BRAIN SENSE: THE SCIENCE OF THE SENSES AND HOW WE PROCESS THE WORLD AROUND US.

Bought by WNPR Connecticut, WFIU, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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During this program, Mark Spragg talks about and reads from his third novel, BONEFIRE.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: May 04, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Roger Dunsmore talks about writing poetry, about his adventures as a humanities scholar, and why he settled his restless self in Montana. He also r...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: May 24, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Forty years after Richard Hugo wrote poems about towns in Montana, Idaho, and Washington state, Frances McCue followed his legend to those places. ...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 01, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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The Write Question producer, Chérie Newman, talks with Laura Bell about her new memoir, CLAIMING GROUND.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 04, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Samuel Ligon is the author of DRIFT AND SWERVE, a collection of stories (2009), and SAFE IN HEAVEN DEAD, a novel (2003).

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 07, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Robert Boswell is the author of six novels, three story collections, and two nonfiction books.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 07, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, Marianne Wiggins talks about her novel, THE SHADOW CATCHER, which combines fiction with biography (albeit a semi-fictional Mar...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 20, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Ednor Therriault is the author of MONTANA CURIOSITIES, a book that invites you to laugh your way through Big Sky Country. During this program, Ther...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 01, 2010
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 1
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THE RENEGADE SPORTSMAN is one of those books with a beefy sub-title: "Drunken Runners, Bike Polo Superstars, Roller Derby Rebels, Killer Birds, and...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 09, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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At the age of 90, Richard Moore has published a book that includes a selection of his poems written between 1946 and 2008. During this program he r...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 16, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Journalist Carol Bradley has written about many aspects of animal welfare, including horse slaughtering, rodeos, animal hoarding, and animal cruelt...

Bought by 'The Sea' and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 22, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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James Lee Burke's eagerly awaited new novel find Detective Dave Robicheaux back in New Iberia, Louisiana, and embroiled in the most harrowing and d...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 30, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Keetje Kuipers has a unique way of creating poetry: she walks and puts words to the rhythms of her strides. Once in a while, if a poem gets too lon...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 10, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1