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.


423 Pieces

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Author Robin McLean talks about her new book, "Pity the Beast."

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


  • Added: Dec 01, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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We revisit an 2019 conversation between Sarah Aronson and CMarie Fuhrman. Fuhrman talks about her nonfiction and her work as co-editor of the antho...

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


  • Added: Nov 25, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Doctor and writer Laura Kolbe talks about her new collection of poems, "Little Pharma."

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


  • Added: Nov 17, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Author Stephen Graham Jones talks about his new slasher-homage novel, "My Heart is a Chainsaw."

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


  • Added: Nov 10, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Author and wildlife biologist Doug Chadwick discusses his new book, "Four Fifths a Grizzly: A New Perspective on Nature that Just Might Save Us All."

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


  • Added: Nov 03, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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We revisit a conversation from 2019. In this episode, poet Lehua Taitano discusses her collection "Inside Me An Island." She also reads from the bo...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 27, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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We revisit an episode from 2019. In this episode, rockstar author and freelance photographer Chris La Tray digs in to his book, "One-Sentence Journ...

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


  • Added: Oct 20, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Poet and owner of Fact and Fiction bookstore Mara Panich discusses her debut poetry collection, "Blood is Not the Water."

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


  • Added: Oct 13, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Author Kate Lebo discusses her new collection of essays, "The Book of Difficult Fruit."

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


  • Added: Oct 07, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Author Caroline Patterson talks about her brand new novel, "The Stone Sister."

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


  • Added: Sep 29, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Montana author Annie Connole discusses her new book, "The Spring: A Mythic Memoir," and reads from the book.

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


  • Added: Sep 23, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Historian Anthony W. Wood discusses his new book, "Black Montana Settler Colonialism and the Erosion of the Racial Frontier, 1877-1930."

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


  • Added: Sep 15, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Poet Kaveh Akbar discusses his new collection, "Pilgrim Bell," and reads three poems.

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


  • Added: Jul 29, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Artist Kelly Schirmann discusses her newest book of poetry and prose, "The New World."

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


  • Added: Jul 21, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Author and journalist John N. Maclean discusses his newest book, "Home Waters," and his family's legacy on the Blackfoot River.

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


  • Added: Jul 14, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Author Michael Punke discusses his new novel, "Ridgeline," about the Fetterman Massacre of 1866.

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


  • Added: Jun 30, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Author and travel writer Maggie Shipstead discusses her newest novel "Great Circle" and what drives explorers to pursue the unknown.

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


  • Added: Jun 16, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Colorado author Claire Boyles talks about her debut collection of short stories, "Site Fidelity."

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


  • Added: Jun 10, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Author Diedre McNamer talks about her new novel, "Aviary," and the secret of ongoingness.

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


  • Added: Jun 03, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Author J. Robert Lennon discusses his new novel, "Subdivision" and his new short story collection, "Let Me Think."

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


  • Added: May 27, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3