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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 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.


196 Pieces

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Molly Gloss talks about and reads from her novel Falling From Horses. She also tells what she knows about the welfare of animals that appear in mov...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
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David Allan Cates talks about and reads from his latest novel, Tom Connor's Gift.

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


  • Added: Jan 19, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Elissa Washuta talks about and reads from her memoir, My Body is a Book of Rules.

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


  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Award-winning nature writer Gary Ferguson talks about and reads from his memoir 'The Carry Home: Lessons from the American Wilderness.'

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


  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Rachel Toor talks about and reads from her YA novel, 'On The Road To Find Out.'

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


  • Added: Dec 29, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Kate Cholewa talks about and reads from her debut novel, 'Shaking Out The Dead'

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


  • Added: Dec 08, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Ken Egan Jr. talks about the book he wrote to celebrate Montana Territory's sesquicentennial (150-year anniversary).

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


  • Added: Dec 02, 2014
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Bruce Holbert talks about his new novel, The Hour of Lead. He also explains how the Myth of the West damages human relationships and why the bad gu...

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


  • Added: Nov 17, 2014
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Tim O'Brien talks about his ever-popular novel 'The Things They Carried' and describes the difference between literal truth and story truth.

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


  • Added: Nov 12, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Four American Indian authors -- Adrian Jawort, Luella Brien, Eric Leland BigMan Brien, and Sterling HolyWhiteMountain -- talk about their stories p...

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


  • Added: Nov 04, 2014
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Pete Fromm talks about his latest novel, IF NOT FOR THIS, and about the process of being involved while two of his stories were made into films.

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


  • Added: Oct 03, 2014
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Carol Bradley, author of 'Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top,' talks about the cruel lives of circus elephant...

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


  • Added: Sep 19, 2014
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Utah author James Dashner talks about a few of the 16 books he's written, including 'The Maze Runner,' which is now a feature film.

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


  • Added: Sep 12, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Joe Ashbrook Nickell talks about and reads from 'Tainted Revelations,' the book he wrote about painter and sculptor Bill Ohrmann.

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


  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Carrie LaSeur talks about and reads from 'The Home Place,' a mystery novel in which a successful lawyer is pulled back into her troubled family’s ...

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


  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Malcolm Brooks talks about researching and writing his debut novel, Painted Horses. He also reads from the book.

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


  • Added: Aug 11, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Los Angeles Times and NPR film critic Kenneth Turan talks about and reads from his book 'Not To Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of ...

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


  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Publisher Allen Jones talks about Bangtail Press and the three anthologies of Montana writers he recently released.

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


  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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