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The Write Question

Series produced by KUFM - Montana Public Radio

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A weekly literary program that features writers from the western United States. TWQ is produced by MTPR's Sarah Aronson and distributed through PRX to public and community radio stations, as well as to listeners around the world.

Guests on The Write Question are authors writing from or about the western United States. Or visiting authors who spend a considerable block of time teaching or working in the West. The program occasionally features illustrators, photographers, and publishers.


264 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Keith McCafferty talks about Ernest Hemingway and elk antler elixir and what it takes to write a novel. He also reads from his book.

Bought by KMRE-LP


  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Jim Robbins discusses his new nonfiction book, "The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, The World, And A Better Future." He also re...

Bought by KSJD


  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Jamie Harrison discusses her new historical novel, The Widow Nash. She also reads passages from the book.

Bought by KSJD


  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Ted McDermott discusses where fiction and autobiography collide in his debut novel, The Minor Outsider. He also reads from the book.

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


  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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An emotional interview where Jennifer Finley talks about overcoming oppression through writing and coming back to herself following a divorce. She ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD, KWMR, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Christine Carbo discusses her third book in a series of Glacier Park suspense novels. She also reads two passages.

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


  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Wildlife biologist and author Doug Chadwick engages in a lively discussion around his work saving the endangered Gobi grizzly bear. He reads from h...

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


  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Lentil Underground
This is an encore presentation of a conversation between Cherie Newman and Liz Carlisle, author of Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Fut...

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


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Michael McGriff talks about his artistic process and reads from two collections of poetry. He also discuses his translation of the Swedish Nobel Pr...

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


  • Added: Aug 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Neltje discusses her development as an artist, her love of landscape, and the hardships she faced growing up. She also reads from her memoir.

Bought by KSJD, Spokane Public Radio, KMRE-LP, and KWMR


  • Added: Aug 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Alexandra Teague discusses her debut novel, a quirky coming-of-age story. She reads both from the book as well as selected poem from her previous c...

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


  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: 'The Underworld' by Kevin Canty
Kevin Canty discusses his novel, 'The Underworld,' along with the nature of the human experience and Canty's own creative process. He also reads fr...

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


  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Jordan Fisher Smith talks about and reads from 'Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, A Trial, and the Fight Over Controlling Nature

Bought by KWMR, KSFR, KGLT, KMRE-LP, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Chris Dombrowski talks with Sarah Aronson about 'Body of Water: A Sage, A Seeker, and the World's Most Alluring Fish,' which is part memoir, part r...

Bought by KWMR, KGLT, KMRE-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Dana Fitz Gale talks about writing short stories and reads from her award-winning collection, 'Spells for Victory and Courage'

Bought by KWMR, KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, KMRE-LP, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Author and game designer Kent Davis talks about books one and two in his 'A Riddle In Ruby' YA series.

Bought by KMRE-LP, KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, KSJD, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Pete Fromm, author of 'Indian Creek Chronicles,' talks about and reads two short passages from his second memoir, 'The Names of the Stars: A Life i...

Bought by KMRE-LP, KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, KSJD, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Seth Kantner talks about growing up in rural Alaska -- 100 miles above the Arctic Circle -- and the essays in his collection 'Swallowed by the Grea...

Bought by KWMR, KMRE-LP, KGLT, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: Oct 31, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Carmen Giménez Smith talks poetry, politics, and feminism, and reads from 'Milk and Filth.'

Bought by KMRE-LP, KGLT, KSJD, 91.7 WHUS Storrs, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 24, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Paula McLain talks about and reads from her latest novel Circling the Sun, which tells the story of the (actual) Beryl Markum with a first-person n...

Bought by KMRE-LP, Spokane Public Radio, KGLT, KSJD, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5