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.


507 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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 KWMR, KSJD, Yellowstone Public Radio, WETS, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Jun 28, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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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 KVNF, KWMR, KSJD, WETS, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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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
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Memoirist, explorer, and life coach Steph Jagger discusses her second book, “Everything Left to Remember: My Mother, Our Memories, and a Journey Th...

Bought by WETS and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 11, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Timothy Egan discusses "A Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan's Plot to Take Over America, and the Woman Who Sto...

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


  • Added: Apr 27, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Writer, activist, and organizer Prince Shakur discusses his debut memoir, "When They Tell You To Be Good" (Tin House Books).

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


  • Added: Apr 13, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Bryce Andrews discusses "Holding Fire: A Reckoning with the American West."

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


  • Added: Apr 06, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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London, England-based author and landscape designer Kathryn Aalto discusses her book, "Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape...

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


  • Added: Mar 24, 2023
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 5
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In this two-part crossover episode, Christopher Preston chats with "The Write Question" host Lauren Korn and "A New Angle" host Justin Angle about ...

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


  • Added: Mar 16, 2023
  • Length: 57:49
  • Purchases: 6
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Poet Lynn Melnick talks about her debut memoir, “I’ve Had to Think Up a Way to Survive: On Trauma, Persistence, and Dolly Parton.”

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


  • Added: Mar 09, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6