Sundial Writers Corner (TN Valley writers podcast)

The Sundial Writers Corner is one of WLRH's longest running programs and greatest traditions. For more than 20 years, Sundial has featured prose and poetry submitted by talented Tennessee Valley wordsmiths. Each weekday at 9:30am during Morning Blend and 6:44pm during All Things Considered, a different voice from your community is heard in “The Writers Corner.” Enjoy commentaries, short stories, poems and everything in between, told in the voice of the author. Many of our writers have received awards at the state and national level, while others are exhibiting their creative abilities for the first time.

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James Miller Robinson "Don Quixote" (Nov. 30, 2015)

Monday, November 30, 2015

Sallie Estes "Telephone Message" (Nov. 27, 2015)

Friday, November 27, 2015

Joyce Billingsley "Texas Thanksgiving" (Nov. 25, 2015)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Susan Luther "Kitchen Mysteries" (Nov. 24, 2015)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Joe Berry "Jimmy Turner" (Nov. 23, 2015)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Allen Berry "Travel for Agoraphobics" (Nov. 20, 2015)

Friday, November 20, 2015

Allen Berry is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - his poem "Travel for Agoraphobics" was inspired by a world traveling friend who kept sending him postcards from locations far and wide.  Allen, who's a real stay-at-home guy, wondered how a couple could cope with this situation - one with itchy feet, the other content to stay put.

Martena Koken "The Blue Tablecloth" (Nov. 19, 2015)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Martena Koken is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she had been feeling a bit low about the state of our world when a simple question raised her spirits - who would have thought that her search for a blue tablecloth could prompt such a positive change???

Julia Youmans "Prophecy" (Nov. 18, 2015)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Julia Correa-Youmans is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - her poem entitled Prophecy is a cry for unity among all men...

Monita Soni "The Wise Turtle" (Nov. 17, 2015)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Monita Soni is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - her arrival in the United States in the early 1990s prompted great excitment, but also deep longing for her family back in India...

Wayne Holliday "Twister" (Nov. 16, 2015)

Monday, November 16, 2015

Wayne Holliday is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - north Alabama has been called "Tornado Alley" because of the violent storms that visit our area. This phenomenon prompted Wayne, in one of his darker moments, to write some short fiction he called "Twister."

Susan Guthrie "Everybody Plays the Fool" (Nov. 10, 2015)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Peggy Bilbro "Every Seven Years" (Nov. 13, 2015)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Peggy Bilbro is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she has a burning question for herself which comes up around every seven years...

Ted Roberts "Smart Phones Farewell" (Nov. 12, 2015)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Ted Roberts is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he has fond memories of family gatherings when there was real communication not requiring downcast eyes and fast-moving thumbs...

Patricia Sammon "The Heart in the Closet" (Nov. 11, 2015)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Patricia Sammon is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - sharing a bedroom with her younger sister was usually a comforting thing, except there was this one night...

Patti Patrick "Death Valley Experience" (Nov. 9, 2015)

Monday, November 9, 2015

Patti Patrick is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - after enduring a hair-raising trip through the desert, she begs the question, "Is it redundant to die in Death Valley?"

Danny Lindsey "The Gift" (Nov. 6, 2015)

Friday, November 6, 2015

Danny Lindsey is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner - a few years ago, he became the lucky recipient of a family story still filled with mystery...

Anna Lee "Long Name" (Nov. 5, 2015)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Anna Lee is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a name is a precious thing, even though it may appear too long to spell, and even more difficult to pronounce...

Sara McDaris "From Ireland" (Nov. 4, 2015)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Sara McDaris is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she leads us on a tour of the many gifts brought to the Emerald Isle by travelers from around the world...

Margaret Vann "Remembrance" (Nov. 3, 2015)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Beth Thames "She" (Nov. 2, 2015)

Monday, November 2, 2015




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