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.


356 Pieces

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Writer and naturalist Jack Nisbet discusses his book, "The Dreamer and The Doctor: A Forest Lover and a Physician on the Edge of the Frontier."

  • Added: Dec 04, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Graphic novelist Jonathan Fetter-Vorm takes us into the world of his book, "Moonbound: Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight."

  • Added: Dec 04, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Poet Juliane Okot Bitek discusses her award-winning collection of poems, "100 Days," written in response to the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

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


  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A conversation with Chris Dombrowski about his collection of poems, "Ragged Anthem." He also reads a few selections.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet Lehua Taitano discusses her collection "Inside Me An Island." She also reads from the book.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Shonda Buchanan discusses her memoir, "Black Indian." She also reads a short passage from the book.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Sophia Shalmiyev discusses her lyric, immigrant memoir "Mother Winter." She also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 Prairie Public, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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