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.


513 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Spokane-based authors and co-editors Sharma Shields and Maya Jewell Zeller discuss "Evergreen: Grim Tales and Verses from the Gloomy Northwest."

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


  • Added: Nov 11, 2022
  • Length: 28:47
  • Purchases: 5
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Award-winning journalist Nate Schweber discusses his book, "This America of Ours: Bernard and Avis DeVoto and the Forgotten Fight to Save the Wild."

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


  • Added: Nov 03, 2022
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Senior Director and co-host of 'The Moth Radio Hour' Meg Bowles talks about the book she co-authored with other 'Moth' producers, "How To Tell A St...

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


  • Added: Oct 27, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Poet Taneum Bambrick talks at length about her first book, "Vantage" (2019), as well about her second collection, "Intimacies, Received" (2022).

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


  • Added: Oct 19, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Prolific writer of the American West James Lee Burke talks about his newest novel, "Every Cloak Rolled in Blood," his [self-proclaimed] best and mo...

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


  • Added: Oct 06, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Writer and professor of food and farming Liz Carlisle discusses "Healing Grounds: Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming," wh...

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


  • Added: Sep 30, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Poets M.L. Smoker (Mandy Smoker Broaddus) and Natalie Peeterse discuss "Thunderous," a graphic novel illustrated by Dale Deforest.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and KWMR


  • Added: Sep 21, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Novelist Jamie Ford discusses his latest novel, "The Many Daughters of Afong Moy."

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


  • Added: Sep 12, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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We revisit a conversation with award-winning poet Geffrey Davis about his collection, "Night Angler." He also reads several poems from the collection.

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


  • Added: May 24, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Poet Ada Limón discusses her new collection, "The Hurting Kind."

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


  • Added: May 19, 2022
  • Length: 29:45
  • Purchases: 6
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Writer Chloe Caldwell discusses her new memoir, "The Red Zone."

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


  • Added: May 11, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Poet Eloisa Amezcua discusses her second collection of poetry, "Fighting Is Like A Wife."

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


  • Added: May 03, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Chinese-American writer Jenny Tinghui Zhang discusses her debut novel, "Four Treasures of the Sky."

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


  • Added: Apr 20, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Writer Charmaine Wilkerson discusses her bestselling debut novel, "Black Cake."

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


  • Added: Apr 12, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Writer Bill Vaughn discusses his new book, "The Last Heir: The Triumphs and Tragedies of Two Montana Families."

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


  • Added: Apr 06, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Writer John Elizabeth Stintzi discusses their brand new novel, "My Volcano."

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


  • Added: Mar 23, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Coast Salish author Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe discusses her brand new memoir, "Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk."

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


  • Added: Mar 16, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Author Greg Peters discusses his latest book, "Our National Forests: Stories from America’s Most Important Public Lands."

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


  • Added: Mar 01, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Poet Jos A Charles discusses their brand new collection, "a Year & other poems."

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


  • Added: Feb 23, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Taiwanese-American poet Jennifer Huang discusses her debut collection, "Return Flight."

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


  • Added: Feb 16, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4