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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.


207 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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 Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: May 18, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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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
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Saif Alsaegh was a young boy living in Baghdad, Iraq, on September 11, 2001. At the time, he and the other members of his family didn't even know w...

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


  • Added: May 06, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Megan Kruse talks about and reads from her debut novel, Call Me Home

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


  • Added: Apr 27, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Butte is a unique city in Montana, as are the novels and films created in and about it. Beginning with the 1880s, Aaron Parrett's book 'Literary Bu...

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


  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Brian D'Ambrosio talks about his book Warrior in the Ring: The life of Marvin Camel, Native American world champion boxer

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


  • Added: Mar 31, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Liz Carlisle talks about and reads from Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America

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


  • Added: Mar 16, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Sharma Shields talks about and reads from her debut novel 'The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac.'

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


  • Added: Mar 03, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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S.M. Hulse talks about an reads from her debut novel Black River.

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


  • Added: Feb 20, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Jessie Close talks about and reads from her memoir, Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness.

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


  • Added: Feb 13, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Kim Zupan talks about and reads from his debut novel, The Ploughmen.

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


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

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


  • Added: Jan 30, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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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