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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Historian and author Brett Walker discusses his memoir, A Family History of Illness: Memory as Medicine. He also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Nov 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In the midst of our nation's immigration crisis, Shobha Rao discusses her novel, "Girls Burn Brighter." She also reads two short passages.

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


  • Added: Jul 01, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Author Melissa Stephenson discusses her book, Driven: A White-knuckled Ride to Heartbreak and Back. She also reads two short passages.

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


  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Dynamic duo Kate Lebo and Sam Ligon share their event-turned-anthology, "Pie and Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze."

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Author and musician Willy Vlautin discusses his book, Don't Skip Out on Me along with reading 2 short passages. This episode features the soundtrac...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Cai Emmons discusses her novel, "Weather Woman." She also reads a short passage.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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David Quammen discusses his book, The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life. He also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Former Montana state poet laureate Tami Haaland engages in a conversation around her collection of poems, What Does Not Return. She also reads a ha...

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


  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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David Owen discusses his nonfiction book, Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River. He also reads a short segment from the book.

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


  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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What does the Italian mob have to do with the world's most rare bear population? Roger Thompson discusses his nonfiction book, "No Word for Wildern...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 23, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Award-winning poet Henritetta Goodman discusses her collection of 48 linked Italian sonnets, "All That Held Us." She also reads a handful of poems ...

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


  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Russell Rowland discusses his book, "Arbuckle," prequel to his 2002 debut, "In Open Spaces."

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 21, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Bjorn Dihle discusses his book, "Haunted Inside Passage: Ghosts, Legends, and Mysteries of Southeast Alaska." He also reads two short passages.

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


  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Author and therapist Joyce Lynette Hocker discusses her memoir, "Trail to Tincup: Love Stories at Life's End." She also reads a short selection.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Aaron Parrett discusses his collection of stories, Maple & Lead. He also reads a short selection and remarks on his letterpress business and collab...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 2
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Philosophy professor Christopher James Preston discusses his book, "The Synthetic Age Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineeri...

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


  • Added: May 08, 2018
  • Length: 28:52
  • Purchases: 5
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This episode features a thoughtful conversation with Jack Clinton about his environmental novel, Clovis. He also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 4
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Bruce Holbert discusses his novel, Whiskey. He also reads a short passage and reflects on his own family history of violence & repair.

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


  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Chris Turner discusses his book ,The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands. He also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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An emotional interview where Jennifer Finley talks about overcoming oppression through writing and coming back to herself following a divorce. She ...

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


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5