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 Sarah Aronson 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.


353 Pieces

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Shonda Buchanan discusses her memoir, "Black Indian." She also reads a short passage from the book.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Sophia Shalmiyev discusses her lyric, immigrant memoir "Mother Winter." She also reads a short passage.

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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A conversation with CMarie Fuhrman about her nonfiction and work as co-editor of the anthology, Native Voices. She also reads two short passages.

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


  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Legendary wildlife biologist and buffalo rancher Dan O'Brien discusses his classic work of nonfiction, "The Rites of Autumn: A Falconer's Journey A...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Kathryn Trueblood discusses her novel, "Take Daily As Needed." She also reads a short excerpt.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 29:26
  • Purchases: 2
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Raki Kopernik discusses her lyric nonfiction book, The Memory House as well as her collection of poetry, The Other Body. She also reads a few selec...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 30, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Megan McNamer discusses her novel, "Home Everywhere." She also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Alan Pelaez Lopez shares their forthcoming work, Intergalactic Travels: poems from a fugitive alien. They also read several pieces.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Robin O'Day, Elke Govertsen, and Julie Janj discuss their contributions to the anthology, "We Leave the Flowers Where They Are: True Stories of Mon...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Journalist Ben Montgomery talks history and unconventional pedestrianism in his book, "The Man Who Walked Backward: An American Dreamer's Search fo...

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


  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Writer, musician, and artist Kelly Schirmann shares from her collection of poetry and prose pieces, "Popular Music." She also reads new work.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Virginia Reeves discusses her novel, The Behavior of Love. She also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Bryce Andrews discusses his environmental nonfiction, Down From the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear. He also reads a short passage.

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


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Writer and psychotherapist, Lori Gottlieb, discusses her nonfiction book, "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Li...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Sharma Shields discusses her novel, The Cassandra. She also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Rockstar author and freelance photographer Chris La Tray digs in to his book, "One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays from the World at Large...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Ben Goldfarb shares his enthusiasm for the largest rodent in North America via a discussion about his book, Eager: The Surprising, Secret Lives of ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 22, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Editor and author Margot Kahn, along with contributor Maya Jewell Zeller, discuss the anthology "This Is The Place: Women Writing About Home." They...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 29, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Simeon Mills discusses his novel about growing up robot in the 1990s, The Obsoletes. He also reads two short selections.

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


  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 28:53
  • Purchases: 3
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Canadian historian and author Edward Chamberlin discusses his book "The Baker and the Blackfoot: An Untold Story of Friendship, Trust, and Broken P...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2