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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.


226 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Matt Pavelich talks about writing and reads from his collection of stories, 'Survivors Said.'

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


  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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YA author Blythe Woolston talks about and reads from her latest sci-fi novel, MARTians.

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


  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Award-winning author James Lee Burke talks about and reads from 'House of the Rising Sun,' the latest novel in his Hackberry Holland Series.

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


  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Marty Essen talk about his book 'Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico.

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


  • Added: Jan 05, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Award-winning author Shann Ray talks about and reads from his novel AMERICAN COPPER.

Bought by KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 28, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Kim Heacox talks about and reads from his novel 'Jimmy Bluefeather,' winner of the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for literary fiction.

Bought by KGLT, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 10, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Annick Smith talks about and reads from her memoir 'Crossing the Plains with Bruno.' She also comments on the importance of story during life trans...

Bought by KGLT, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 13, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Amy Ragsdale talks about the year she and her family spent in a small town in northeastern Brazil, and the memoir she wrote about their experiences...

Bought by KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KSJD


  • Added: Oct 12, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
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For a long time, Marian Palaia wrote short stories, instead of a novel. Not because she didn't want to write a whole book, but because she was terr...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, KGLT, KSJD, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 05, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Marc Beaudin's stories from 15 years of hitchhiking adventures have been published in a travel memoir 'Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, KGLT, KSJD, Yellowstone Public Radio, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 28, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Kris Dinnison talks about and reads from her debut YA novel, You and Me and Him.

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


  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Jeff Guinn talks about a female warrior named Mochi and reads from his latest historical novel, BUFFALO TRAIL, during this episode of The Write Que...

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


  • Added: Sep 14, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Margaret Grundstein talks about and reads from her memoir NAKED IN THE WOODS: My Unexpected Years In A Hippie Commune. She also comments on why fem...

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


  • Added: Sep 08, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Sally Thompson, archaeologist, ethnographer, ethnohistorian, and lead author of 'PEOPLE BEFORE THE PARK: The Kootenai and Blackfeet Before Glacier ...

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


  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Investigative journalist Stephen Yafa talks about and reads from 'GRAIN OF TRUTH: The Real Case For and Against Wheat and Gluten,' a book that incl...

Bought by KSJD, KCMJ Community Radio, RadioFreePalmer, Spokane Public Radio, KRZA and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Craig Lancaster talks about and reads from his fifth novel, THIS IS WHAT I WANT. He also describes his journey from copy editor to full-time author.

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Susan Adrian talks about and reads from her YA novel TUNNEL VISION, a story full of spies, espionage, and a teen with superpowers .

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


  • Added: Jun 08, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Antonya Nelson talks about writing short stories and reads from her collection FUNNY ONCE.

Bought by KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: May 30, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Jeremy N. Smith talks about his book Epic Measures, the true story of a 20-year, 500-scientist, $100-million moonshot attempt to track and quantify...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, KGLT, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: May 18, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Caroline Patterson, judge of MTPR's 50th Anniversary Short Fiction Contest talks about the winning stories and the what makes a great short story. ...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: May 13, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1