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The Write Question

Thursdays, 6:30pm

Program Website: http://mtpr.org/term/write-question-0

The Write Question is a weekly, half-hour program that explores writing and publishing in the Western United States. Chérie Newman, a producer with Montana Public Radio, interviews writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. And, occasionally, a publisher or editor. The program includes readings and information about the publishing process. The Write Question receives funding from Humanities Montana and the Montana Cultural Trust.

 

October 2
Bryce Andrews

In a gripping memoir, Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West, Bryce Andrews chronicles life on the remote, windswept Sun Ranch in southwest Montana, and his encounter with a wolf. Just over the border from Yellowstone National Park, the Sun holds giant herds of cattle and elk amid many predators—bears, mountain lions, and wolves. Andrews recounts marathon days and nights of building fences, riding, roping, and otherwise learning the hard business of caring for cattle, an initiation that changes him from an idealistic city kid into a skilled ranch hand. But when wolves suddenly begin killing the ranch’s cattle, Andrews has to shoulder a rifle, chase the pack, and do what he’d hoped he would never have to do.

October 9
Pete Fromm

After meeting at a boatman's bash on the Snake River, river runners Maddy and Dalt embark on a lifelong love affair. They marry on the banks of the Buffalo Fork, sure they'll live there the rest of their days. Forced by the economics of tourism to leave Wyoming, they start a new adventure, opening their own river business in Ashland, Oregon: Halfmoon Whitewater. They prosper there, leading rafting trips and guiding fishermen into the wilds of Mongolia and Russia. But when Maddy, laid low by dizzy spells, with a mono that isn't quite mono, both discovers she is pregnant and is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, they realize their adventure is just beginning. Driven by her irresistible voice, full of wit and humor and defiance, If Not For This is a love story like no other.

October 16
Alexandra Fuller

In her fourth nonfiction book, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, Alexandra Fuller braids a multi-layered narrative around the perfectly lit, Happy Valley-era Africa of her mother's childhood; the emotionally frozen landscape of her father's English childhood; and the darker, civil war-torn Africa of her own childhood. At its heart, this is the story of Fuller's mother, Nicola. Born on the Scottish Isle of Skye and raised in Kenya, Nicola holds dear the kinds of values most likely to get you hurt or killed in Africa: loyalty to blood, passion for land, and a holy belief in the restorative power of all animals. A story of survival and madness, love and war, loyalty and forgiveness, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness is an intimate exploration of the author's family.


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