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

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


  • Added: Jun 10, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Author Diedre McNamer talks about her new novel, "Aviary," and the secret of ongoingness.

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


  • Added: Jun 03, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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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
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Canadian Poet Rebecca Salazar talks about her new collection, "Sulphurtongue."

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KWMR, WCNY, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Author Allison Cobb talks about her new book, "Plastic: an Autobiography."

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


  • Added: May 12, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Raymond Antrobus discusses his collection, "The Perseverance," and his experience as a deaf poet.

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


  • Added: May 05, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Essayist Elissa Washuta discusses her new collection of essays, "White Magic."

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, WCNY, Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 28, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Poet Hoa Nguyen discusses her new poetry collection, "A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure."

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


  • Added: Apr 21, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Poet and culture critic Hanif Abdurraquib discusses his new book, "A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance."

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


  • Added: Apr 15, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This is a rerun of Sarah Aronson's interview with Kristin Knight Pace, one of thirty-one women in the world to have completed both the Iditarod and...

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


  • Added: Apr 06, 2021
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Author Lauren Oyler discusses her debut novel "Fake Accounts."

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


  • Added: Apr 01, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Poet Khadijah Queen discusses her new collection of poetry, "Anodyne."

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, WYAP and more


  • Added: Mar 24, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Author Jamie Harrison discusses her new book, "The Center of Everything."

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


  • Added: Mar 17, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Author, teacher, poet and scholar Paisley Rekdal discusses her new book on cultural appropriation - "Appropriate."

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


  • Added: Mar 11, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Journalist, political commentator and author Gwen Florio discusses the first book in her new mystery series - "Best Laid Plans."

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


  • Added: Mar 04, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Poet Dujie Tahat discusses precarity, parenthood, and praying for the water in their daughter's lungs. They read two poems from their chapbooks, "H...

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


  • Added: Feb 23, 2021
  • Length: 28:48
  • Purchases: 3
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Jean Belangie-Nye, Aaron Teasdale, and Ben Ferencz discuss their book, "A Corner of Space and Time: Lee Nye's Eddie's Club Portraits."

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


  • Added: Feb 17, 2021
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Poets and curators Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel continue to discuss the anthology "We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics," a co...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 10, 2021
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Poets and curators Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel discuss the anthology "We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics," a collection of ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 04, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1