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.


514 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Cartoonist Navied Mahdavian discusses his graphic memoir, "This Country: Searching for Home in (Very) Rural America."

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


  • Added: Dec 06, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Poet and translator D.M. (Darby) Bradford discusses their sophomore collection "Bottom Rail on Top."

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


  • Added: Dec 01, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Sindya Bhanoo discusses her award-winning short story collection, "Seeking Fortune Elsewhere."

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


  • Added: Nov 16, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Stephanie Land discusses the follow-up to "Maid," her bestselling memoir, "Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education."

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


  • Added: Nov 09, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Spokane, Washington-based poet Maya Jewell Zeller discusses "out takes/ glove box," her New American Poetry Prize-winning collection.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 02, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet and farrier Michael Earl Craig (Livingston, Montana) discusses "Iggy Horse" (Wave Poetry, 2023).

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


  • Added: Oct 19, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Spokane, Washington-based fiction writer Erin Pringle discusses her newest short story collection, "Unexpected Weather Events" (Awst Press, 2023).

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


  • Added: Oct 12, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Robin Wall Kimmerer reflects on the ten years that her best-selling book of essays, "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge a...

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


  • Added: Oct 05, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Mohawk writer Alicia Elliott discusses her debut novel, "And Then She Fell."

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


  • Added: Sep 28, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Poet Dara Barrois/Dixon (née Dara Wier) discusses her most recent collection, "Tolstoy Killed Anna Karenina."

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


  • Added: Sep 15, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The author of "Dirt Work," Christine Byl, discusses her debut novel, "Lookout."

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


  • Added: Sep 07, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, Lauren speaks with Nick Mott and Justin Angle, co-authors of "This is Wildfire: How to Protect Yourself, Your Home, and Your Community i...

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


  • Added: Aug 30, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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In the second part of a two-part conversation, journalist John Vaillant discusses his book of non-fiction, "Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotte...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KWMR, KSJD, Yellowstone Public Radio, WETS and more


  • Added: Jun 28, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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In the first part of a two-part conversation, journalist John Vaillant discusses his book of non-fiction, "Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KVNF, KWMR, KSJD, WETS and more


  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Writer, teacher, and fly-fishing guide Micah Fields discusses "We Hold Our Breath: A Journey to Texas Between Storms," a debut memoir and piece of ...

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


  • Added: Jun 15, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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In a conversation recorded in Spokane, Washington, at the Spokane Public Radio studios, in partnership with the 2023 Get Lit! Literary Festival, Va...

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


  • Added: Jun 08, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Poet and essayist Lisa Wells discusses her first book of prose, "Believers: Making a Life at the End of the World." This conversation was recorded ...

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


  • Added: Jun 01, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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In a conversation recorded at Spokane Public Radio studios, and in partnership with SPR and the 2023 Get Lit! Literary Festival, poet Jane Wong dis...

Bought by WNED Buffalo, KSJD, Yellowstone Public Radio, WETS, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: May 25, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Bitterroot Salish novelist Debra Magpie Earling discusses her long-awaited second novel, "The Lost Journals of Sacajewea."

Bought by WNED Buffalo, KVNF, KWMR, Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: May 18, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 8
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In a conversation recorded at Spokane Public Radio studios, and in partnership with SPR and the 2023 Get Lit! Literary Festival, poet Gabrielle Bat...

Bought by KSJD, WETS, Yellowstone Public Radio, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 04, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4