Words Out West’s goal is to attract and inspire the literary community with a unique array of author readings and dramatic performances.   

We feature both established and emerging writers from Montana and the western U.S., offering our listeners a wide range of literary forms, genres, and styles. In each episode, our talented writers present poems, fiction, nonfiction, radio plays, songs, and other modes of verbal expression.

This podcast was created by Jay Kettering, and is engineered, mixed, scored, and hosted by Cole Grant, and is produced in partnership with Montana Public Radio.

We are a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit working hard to find today’s distinctive storytellers who bring fresh perspectives to our listeners, while celebrating the tradition of writing in the West.

Our theme music is provided by Invisible Circus, and original artwork by Steve Fanelli.