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The Write Question

Thursday 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Write Question is a weekly literary program that features authors from the western United States, including James Lee Burke, Maile Meloy, Thomas McGuane, Kim Barnes, Robert Wrigley, Jess Walter, Pam Houston, Barry Lopez, and hundreds of others.

New host & producer Sarah Aronson takes the reins beginning August 17, 2017. Executive producer, Michael Marsolek; studio engineer, Beth Anne Austein. The music in some programs was written and performed by John Floridis. The Write Question was previously hosted & produced by Chérie Newman.

The Write Question podcast

Ways to Connect

Caroline Keys

For fans of creativity, this one's a twofer: “Musician’s Spotlight” host John Floridis and “The Write Question” host Sarah Aronson team up for an hour-long exploration of how music, sound and the written word connect in obvious and hidden ways.  Caroline Keys, an accomplished musician and writing teacher from western Montana, joins Sarah and John.

One/ Pushkin

"There is a Russian-roulette effect to the storytelling that will keep readers turning the page ... impressive, focusing on life's contradictions and absurdities." -- Irish Times

“Even if there are people in your life who don’t love you, the sky loves you, the ocean loves you, the land loves you. You are always connected to something that loves you.” -- Jennifer Finley

American Wolf

Oct 4, 2017

“Gripping and fascinating! Wolf versus wolf, wolf versus man, man versus man.” 

Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale and Hag-Seed (via Twitter)

American Wolf is the intimate, involving story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the fabled Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her. In the book, Blakeslee delves into the complex debate over wolves in Yellowstone. This debate, between pro- and anti-wolf forces, serves as a window into the larger clash of cultures in the West—and indeed, the rest of the country. This is so much more than a story of wolves raising their litters and caring for each other, although readers will get a crash course in the fascinating behavior of wolves. It is a story–with O-Six at the epicenter–of politics, lawyers, the environment, ecology, love, fear, loss and more.

Simon & Schuster

"You know, as a writer, it’s always these tidbits that catch your attention: the little article, or maybe a line in a song, or something somebody says, or a story, and in this case it was actually on Twitter."                         -- Christine Carbo

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