Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Laura Munson: This Is Not The Story You Think It Is... A Season of Unlikely Happiness

What would you say if your spouse of 20 years said s/he didn't love you anymore? Probably not the same words Laura Munson said, which were, "I don't buy it."

Munson's new memoir, This Is Not The Story You Think It Is... A Season of Unlikely Happiness, and her commitment not to suffer, may revolutionize the way married people fight, or don't fight. It most certainly will be a change-of-pace read.

You can hear an interview with Laura Munson on The Write Question, Thursday, April 1, at 7:30 P.M. on Montana Public Radio.


Visit Laura Munson's Web site.

Read a review of This Is Not The Story You Think It Is in the Huffington Post (written by Jesse Kornbluth).

An excerpt of Munson's memoir was published in the New York Times last summer. And the paper had to temporarily shut down the comments section of their Web site because of the overwhelming number of reader responses. The essay remained the top-searched piece on the site for two months.

Read Munson's article in the July 31, 2009 edition of the New York Times.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lauren Kessler: Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's

Lauren Kessler
Our guest this week is Lauren Kessler, writer, narrative journalist, and author of of literary nonfiction.

Kessler has written six books of literary nonfiction, including Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's: One Daughter's Hopeful Story (formerly titled, Dancing With Rose). The book was written after Kessler worked in an Alzheimer's care facility for four and a half months.

The program features a discussion about that book that was recorded during the 2009 Montana Festival of the Book.

Hear The Write Question on Montana Public Radio Thursday evening, March 25, at 7:30.


Lauren Kessler lives in Eugene, Oregon, with her writer husband and their three children.

Read a review of Dancing With Rose published in the Seattle Times.

Click here to visit Kessler's website.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kevin Canty: Where The Money Went

Kevin Canty
Kevin Canty is our guest tonight on The Write Question. 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 the title story in his latest collection: Where The Money Went.

Tonight's program includes a short discussion about two books written by regional authors with TWQ Producer Chérie Newman and Montana Public Radio's Literary Dude, Zed.

Hear Kevin Canty on Montana Public Radio at 7:30 this evening, or listen online.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mitch Wieland: God's Dogs

Mitch Wieland

Mitch Wieland, author of God's Dogs: A Novel in Stories, is our guest this week on The Write Question. He's also founding editor of the Idaho Review, a full professor of English at Boise State University, and the recipient of three writing fellowships.

During the program, Wieland talks about writing God's Dogs, one story at a time, and reads from the second story "The King of Infinite Space."

Hear Chérie Newman's conversation with Mitch Wieland on Montana Public Radio (through your radio or computer) Thursday evening at 7:30.

Or listen online, anytime:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Screenplay Writers Alex Smith, Andrew Smith, and Ken White

This week, The Write Question features a trio of screenplay writers: Andrew Smith, Alex Smith, and Ken White. The three have teamed up to adapt James Welch's novel, Winter In The Blood, into a feature film.

THE BROTHERS SMITH co-wrote and co-directed the award-winning feature film, The Slaughter Rule, starring Ryan Gosling, David Morse, and Amy Adams.

KEN WHITE is a poet, screenwriter, and member of the Screen Actor’s Guild, who received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana.

Visit the Montana Public Radio Web site to read more about the Smith brothers and White. You'll also find a link there to the Winter In The Blood film Web site and a link to The Write Question audio.

The Write Question airs each week on Montana Public Radio, Thursday evenings at 7:30.