Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Rachel Toor Talks About Her Love Affair With Running

Rachel Toor started running because her dog and her boyfriend ran, and she felt left out. Fifteen years later, she published her journey from "egghead" to ultra-marathon runner in Personal Record: A Love Affair With Running.

Listen to Rachel Toor talk about her writing (three books and hundreds of magazine articles) and read from Personal Record on Montana Public Radio on Thursday, November 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Or click here to listen online.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Chris Jones: award-winning journalist

Our guest this week is Chris Jones. Jones started out as a newspaper reporter, a sports writer. But he wanted to write about something "deeper than football."

The first time he was able to convince an editor at Esquire magazine to let him write a feature article, he won the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing.

Jones is currently the T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professor at the University of Montana School of Journalism.

Tune in to Montana Public Radio Thursday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. or listen online.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Heather Barbieri's new novel, The Lacemakers of Glenmara

Heather Barbieri's second novel, The Lacemakers of Glenmara, is set in a small town in West Ireland "where a heartbroken American tourist, Kate Robinson, finds her one-night stay extended with the help of some motherly role models." (Publishers Weekly)

Click here to find out more about Barbieri and her books, and listen to The Write Question online.

The Write Question airs every Thursday evening at 7:30 on Montana Public Radio.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Kevin Canty: Where The Money Went

This week, The Write Question expands to a 30-minute program with a completely new format. Kevin Canty is our guest for the debut program. He'll talk about his process of writing short stories and tell us how to know when a short story wants to become a novel. And he'll read from stories in his latest collection: Where The Money Went

The new program format includes a short discussion about books written by regional authors. Producer Chérie Newman and Montana Public Radio's own Literary Dude, Zed, will discuss two recently published books.

Listen Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. or click here to listen online.