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

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Seth Kantner talks about growing up in rural Alaska -- 100 miles above the Arctic Circle -- and the essays in his collection 'Swallowed by the Grea...

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


  • Added: Oct 31, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Carmen Giménez Smith talks poetry, politics, and feminism, and reads from 'Milk and Filth.'

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT, KSJD, 91.7 WHUS Storrs, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 24, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Paula McLain talks about and reads from her latest novel Circling the Sun, which tells the story of the (actual) Beryl Markum with a first-person n...

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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In January of 1870, the 2nd Cavalry of the U.S. Army slaughtered most of the people in a Blackfeet Indian (Piegan) camped near the Marias River in ...

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


  • Added: Sep 23, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Keith McCafferty talks about and reads from the fifth book in his Sean Stranahan mystery series, Buffalo Jump Blues. He also talks about real-life ...

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


  • Added: Sep 19, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Chad Dundas talks about wrestling and writing and the characters in his novel 'Champion of the World.;

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


  • Added: Sep 09, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Megan McNamer talks about and reads from her novel 'Children and Lunatics,' winner of a Black Lawrence Press Big Moose Prize.

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


  • Added: Sep 02, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Ranch photographer Barbara Van Cleve talks about making her images and the "romance" of the West.

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT, KUPR low power FM, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: Aug 30, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Joe Wilkins talks about how he makes poems and reads from his collection 'When We Were Birds'

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


  • Added: Aug 19, 2016
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Rachel Toor explains the origins of our misunderstandings about rats and reads from her book 'Misunderstood: Why the Humble Rat May Be Your Best Pe...

Bought by 'The Sea', KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 12, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Glen Chamberlain talks about the stories in her collection, 'All I Want Is What You've Got.' She also reads several passages and tells why she ditc...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: Jun 21, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Shawn Vestal, the winner of 2014’s PEN Robert W. Bingham Prize, talks about and reads from his unforgettable debut novel about Loretta, a teenager ...

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


  • Added: Jun 13, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Beth Hunter McHugh talks about and reads from her award-winning debut novel 'The Actor.'

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


  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Christine Carbo talks about her crime novels, which are set in Glacier National Park, and tells why she created a fictional GNP police force. She a...

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


  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Journalist and novelist Samuel Western talks about the characters in his novel, 'Canyons,' tension in fiction, cowboys, guns, hunting, and the high...

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


  • Added: May 23, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Ken Ilgunas talks about his adventures while hiking nearly 2,000 miles along the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: May 16, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 7
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David Quammen talks about the history, animals, and land use conflicts related to Yellowstone National Park and reads a passage from the May issue ...

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


  • Added: Apr 29, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Gwen Florio talks about how her years of experience as a journalist influences the plots of and characters in her mystery novels. She also reads fr...

Bought by KWMR, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: Mar 11, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Journalist Todd Wilkinson talks about his book Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek and the complicated issues surrounding removing grizzly bears from the En...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Tyler Knott Gregson talks about poetry, Buddhism, world peace, and his phenomenal social media success.

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: Feb 27, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6