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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.


237 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Glen Chamberlain talks about the stories in her collection, 'All I Want Is What You've Got.' She also reads several passages and tells why she ditc...

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


  • Added: Jun 21, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Shawn Vestal, the winner of 2014’s PEN Robert W. Bingham Prize, talks about and reads from his unforgettable debut novel about Loretta, a teenager ...

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


  • Added: Jun 13, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Beth Hunter McHugh talks about and reads from her award-winning debut novel 'The Actor.'

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


  • Added: Jun 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Christine Carbo talks about her crime novels, which are set in Glacier National Park, and tells why she created a fictional GNP police force. She a...

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


  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Journalist and novelist Samuel Western talks about the characters in his novel, 'Canyons,' tension in fiction, cowboys, guns, hunting, and the high...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 23, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Ken Ilgunas talks about his adventures while hiking nearly 2,000 miles along the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline

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


  • Added: May 16, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 4
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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 Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD, Spokane Public Radio, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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