The Write Question

Series produced by KUFM - Montana Public Radio

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A weekly literary program that features writers from the American West and beyond. The Write Question is hosted and produced by former Montana Book Festival Director Lauren Korn and co-produced first by Peter Hoag and currently by Chris Moyles and Jake Birch. TWQ is distributed through PRX to public and community radio stations, as well as to listeners around the world.

Guests on The Write Question include authors writing from or about the western United States—or about subjects outside the American West that are applicable to the region. The series also features bestselling and emerging writers, visiting writers, illustrators, photographers, publishers, and other artists.


502 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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 Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KWMR


  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 28:55
  • Purchases: 5
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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
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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, KZMU Moab Community Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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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