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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Richard Fifield talks about and reads from his debut novel, The Flood Girls.

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


  • Added: Feb 22, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Matt Pavelich talks about writing and reads from his collection of stories, 'Survivors Said.'

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


  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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YA author Blythe Woolston talks about and reads from her latest sci-fi novel, MARTians.

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Award-winning author James Lee Burke talks about and reads from 'House of the Rising Sun,' the latest novel in his Hackberry Holland Series.

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


  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Marty Essen talk about his book 'Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

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


  • Added: Jan 05, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Award-winning author Shann Ray talks about and reads from his novel AMERICAN COPPER.

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


  • Added: Dec 28, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Kim Heacox talks about and reads from his novel 'Jimmy Bluefeather,' winner of the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for literary fiction.

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


  • Added: Dec 10, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Annick Smith talks about and reads from her memoir 'Crossing the Plains with Bruno.' She also comments on the importance of story during life trans...

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


  • Added: Nov 13, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Amy Ragsdale talks about the year she and her family spent in a small town in northeastern Brazil, and the memoir she wrote about their experiences...

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


  • Added: Oct 12, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 6
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For a long time, Marian Palaia wrote short stories, instead of a novel. Not because she didn't want to write a whole book, but because she was terr...

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


  • Added: Oct 05, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Marc Beaudin's stories from 15 years of hitchhiking adventures have been published in a travel memoir 'Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine...

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


  • Added: Sep 28, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 7
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Kris Dinnison talks about and reads from her debut YA novel, You and Me and Him.

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


  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Jeff Guinn talks about a female warrior named Mochi and reads from his latest historical novel, BUFFALO TRAIL, during this episode of The Write Que...

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


  • Added: Sep 14, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Margaret Grundstein talks about and reads from her memoir NAKED IN THE WOODS: My Unexpected Years In A Hippie Commune. She also comments on why fem...

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


  • Added: Sep 08, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 7
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Sally Thompson, archaeologist, ethnographer, ethnohistorian, and lead author of 'PEOPLE BEFORE THE PARK: The Kootenai and Blackfeet Before Glacier ...

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


  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Investigative journalist Stephen Yafa talks about and reads from 'GRAIN OF TRUTH: The Real Case For and Against Wheat and Gluten,' a book that incl...

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


  • Added: Aug 24, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Craig Lancaster talks about and reads from his fifth novel, THIS IS WHAT I WANT. He also describes his journey from copy editor to full-time author.

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


  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Susan Adrian talks about and reads from her YA novel TUNNEL VISION, a story full of spies, espionage, and a teen with superpowers .

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


  • Added: Jun 08, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Antonya Nelson talks about writing short stories and reads from her collection FUNNY ONCE.

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


  • Added: May 30, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 9
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Jeremy N. Smith talks about his book Epic Measures, the true story of a 20-year, 500-scientist, $100-million moonshot attempt to track and quantify...

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


  • Added: May 18, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 6