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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.


231 Pieces

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David Quammen talks about the history, animals, and land use conflicts related to Yellowstone National Park and reads a passage from the May issue ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Gwen Florio talks about how her years of experience as a journalist influences the plots of and characters in her mystery novels. She also reads fr...

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


  • Added: Mar 11, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Journalist Todd Wilkinson talks about his book Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek and the complicated issues surrounding removing grizzly bears from the En...

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


  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Tyler Knott Gregson talks about poetry, Buddhism, world peace, and his phenomenal social media success.

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


  • Added: Feb 27, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Richard Fifield talks about and reads from his debut novel, The Flood Girls.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, KSJD, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Matt Pavelich talks about writing and reads from his collection of stories, 'Survivors Said.'

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, KSJD, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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YA author Blythe Woolston talks about and reads from her latest sci-fi novel, MARTians.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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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 KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, KSJD, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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 KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 05, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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 KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KCMJ Community Radio, KGLT, KSJD, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 28, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 6
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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 KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KCMJ Community Radio, KSJD, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 08, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
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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 KGLT, KCMJ Community Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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 KGLT, KSJD, KCMJ Community Radio, RadioFreePalmer, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7