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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Allen Morris Jones discusses his noir mystery novel, "Sweeney on the Rocks." He also reads short passages.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Harvard professor Elisa New explores the value of poetry in a social setting as it relates to her PBS production, "Poetry in America."

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 22, 2018
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Kisha Schlegel discusses her collection of essays, "Fear Icons." She also reads short passages from the book.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet Rob Schlegel discusses his collection, "In the Tree Where the Double Sex Sleeps." He also reads several poems.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet Rob Carney discusses his collection, The Book of Sharks. He also recites several poems from memory.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Christy Stillwell discusses her novel, "The Wolf Tone," winner of the 2017 Elixir Fiction Award. She also reads a short passage from an article she...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: May 06, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Erin Saldin discusses her YA novel, The Dead Enders. She also reads two short passages.

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


  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Jeremy Smith discusses his nonfiction novel, "Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "Alien." He also reads a short pass...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet Sherwin Bitsui discusses his collection, "Dissolve." He also reads three selections.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 04, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Fred Provenza discusses his book, "Nourishment: What Animals Can Teach Us about Rediscovering Our Nutritional Wisdom."

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


  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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James Lee Burke discusses his 22nd novel in the Dave Robicheaux mystery series, "The New Iberia Blues." He also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Award-winning author, Chad Dundas discusses his childhood fascination with professional wrestling and how he came to write the graphic novel, "Unde...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Sneed Collard and his teenage son, Braden, discuss the book, "Warblers and Woodpeckers: A Father-Son Big Year of Birding." Sneed also reads two sho...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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An interview with Ray McPadden, author of the war novel, "And the Whole Mountain Burned." He also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Rita Sommers-Flanagan discusses her novel, Boomers. She also reads two short passages.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Casey Charles discusses his book, The Monkey Cages, a novel inspired by the 1955 Bosie, ID homosexuality scandal. He also reads a poem from his boo...

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


  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 28:55
  • Purchases: 3
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Scott Parker discusses his small book of essays, "A Way Home: Oregon Essays." He also reads a few short pieces.

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


  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This episode features a conversation with Peter Heller about his sophomore novel, Celine. He also reads short selections from the book.

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


  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Amy Ratto Parks shares her mosaic novel, Radial Bloom. She also reads a couple short selections.

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


  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Wildlife biologist and author, Jim Williams, discusses his book, "Path of the Puma: The Remarkable Resilience of the Mountain Lion." He also reads ...

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


  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3