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 Chérie Newman 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.


176 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Publisher Allen Jones talks about Bangtail Press and the three anthologies of Montana writers he recently released.

Bought by WCWP and KSJD


  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Hear fascinating facts about Montana's 150 years as a territory and a state during this interview with Aaron Parrett, author of MONTANA THEN AND NOW.

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


  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Laura Pritchett talks about and reads from STARS GO BLUE, a novel in which a Colorado rancher and his wife deal with his diagnosis of Alzheimer's.

Bought by WCWP, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The Write Question producer Chérie Newman talks with Barbara Theroux and Zed about recently-published books.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WCWP, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 01, 2014
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Newspaper columnist and Montana rancher, Richard Geary, talks about rural culture then and now, and reads some of his essays.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, WCWP, KSJD, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Children's author Ben Mikaelsen talks about his inspiration for 'Jungle of Bones' and reads from the novel.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, WCWP, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 16, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Peter Stark talks about and reads from ASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survi...

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


  • Added: Jun 10, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Molly Caro May talks about and reads from her memoir, 'The Map of Enough'

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KSJD, WCWP, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 02, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Adrianne Harun talks about missing girls and women along "The Highway of Tears"' in British Columbia. And explains why she chose the color white to...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, Spokane Public Radio, WCWP, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KSJD


  • Added: Apr 29, 2014
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
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David G. Gordon explains why we should be eating bugs and talks about some of the recipes in his book, 'The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook: 40 Ways to Cook Cri...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, Spokane Public Radio, WCWP, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 25, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Paul Zarzyski talks about and reads from his latest collections of poetry and prose.

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


  • Added: Apr 22, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Walter Kirn talks about and reads from his memoir 'Blood Will Out: The True Story of Murder, a Mystery and a Masquerade.'

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


  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Alexandra Fuller talks about and reads from her third memoir, 'Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness.'

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, WCWP, and KSJD


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Kim Fu talks about and reads from her debut novel, 'For Today I Am A Boy.'

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


  • Added: Mar 21, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Bryce Andrews talks with Chérie Newman about his decision to move to a cattle ranch in Montana and about the memoir he wrote about his experiences ...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WCWP, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 14, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Julie Cajune performing her one-woman play "Belief", Credit: Brooks Johnson
During this program Julie Cajune — an American Indian storyteller, educator, and actress — talks about her one-woman play titled “Belief.”

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WCWP, KSJD, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 10, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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During this program, Josh Slotnick talks about farming and his poetry collection, FarmHome. He also reads several poems.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KSJD, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 24, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Historian, teacher, and poet Joseph McGeshick talks about Montana’s Native American poets and about what’s happening on the Fort Peck Indian Reserv...

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


  • Added: Feb 16, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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During this program, Scott Elliott talks with TWQ producer Chérie Newman about his novel 'Temple Grove,' which includes environmental, mythological...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 07, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Marjane Ambler talks about and reads from 'Yellowstone Has Teeth: A memoir of living year-round in the world's first national park.'

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


  • Added: Jan 31, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3