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. The Write Question is produced by Montana Book Festival Director Lauren Korn, and produced by Korn and Peter Hoag. TWQ is 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 also features illustrators, photographers, publishers, and other artists.


386 Pieces

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Sophia Shalmiyev discusses her lyric, immigrant memoir "Mother Winter." She also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Best-selling author Laura Munson discusses her novel, Willa's Grove. She also reads short passages.

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, WSGE, KWMR and more


  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Award-winning poet Geffrey Davis discusses his collection, "Night Angler." He also reads several poems from the collection.

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 30, 2020
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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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 Spokane Public Radio, Prairie Public, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 22, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 Bellingham, Wash., 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 Bellingham, Wash., 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 Bellingham, Wash., 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 Bellingham, Wash., 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 Bellingham, Wash.


  • 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 Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Dec 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Pulitzer prize-winning author Jane Smiley joined us as part of the 2017 Montana Book Festival. In this interview, she discusses her career includin...

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


  • Added: Dec 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Author and journalist Gwen Florio discusses her literary novel, Silent Hearts. She also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Chef Barrie Boulds and author Jean Petersen will discuss "The Big Sky Bounty Cookbook: Local Ingredients and Rustic Recipes." Jean will also read a...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Yellowstone Public Radio, Prairie Public, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 6
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Gary Ferguson and Mary M Clare discuss Gary's book, The 8 Master Lessons of Nature along with their work with Full Ecology.

Bought by Prairie Public, Spokane Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 10, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Poet Mark Gibbons discusses his collection, Mostly Cloudy. He also reads a few selections.

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 03, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Shonda Buchanan discusses her memoir, "Black Indian." She also reads a short passage from the book.

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Virginia Reeves discusses her novel, The Behavior of Love. She also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Prageeta Sharma discusses her collection of poetry, Grief Sequence. She also reads poems.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: May 21, 2020
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2