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 3:44pm 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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Rebecca Moore "Disney Journal, Day 2" (July 29, 2016)

Friday, July 29, 2016

Droves of parents and their offspring head for Disney World every summer, and Rebecca Moore is no exception - she kept a journal throughout her Disney Experience.

Jimmy Robinson "Yachting on a Lower Branch of Rio Parana" (July 28, 2016)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

James Miller Robinson has lived within two cultures since his days as a Spanish student at the University of Alabama – he recently spent a few days in Argentina, gathering up these memories…

David Little "The Talk" (July 27, 2016)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

David Little is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - when the time comes around for that very important talk with your children, who gets to tie the bell on the cat (so to speak)?

Gail Hopson 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" (July 26, 2016)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Gail Hopson is back to writing poetry after teaching a short course for the OLLI program at UAH.  She likes the way poems sit on a page of paper.

Nancy Rohr 'Comings and Goings' (July 25, 2016)

Monday, July 25, 2016

Our friend Nancy Rohr, still living at Shady Pines, wants to share some comings and goings about her friends there, and what they have come to mean to her.

Joyce Billingsley "Summer Stories" (July 22, 2016)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Our English rose, Joyce Billingsley, usually enjoys her life here in the deep south, except during these days of high humidity...

Danny Lindsey "Voters at Last" (July 21, 2016)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Danny Lindsey is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today – all this election activity brought back vivid memories of an earlier time and a profoundly important event to young Danny.

Carson Clark "My Grandmother's Moon Rock" (July 20, 2016)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

As a child, Carson Clark was given a precious gift by his grandmother, one not easily replicated...

Rosalind Fellwock "Musical Riches" (July 19, 2016)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Rosalind Fellwock is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she examines the powerful effect music has on our minds - all types of melodies!

Anna Lee "May I Have This Dance?" (July 18, 2016)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Anna Lee has fond memories of her first dance...his name was Johnny.

Eugene Ham "Mule on the Loose" (July 15, 2016)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Eugene Ham is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - retired as a Latin teacher, he savors colorful tales of Lincoln County history...

Rose Battle "Granny's Gifts" (July 14, 2016)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Rose Battle, along with her siblings, shared special moments with their Granny - the gifts she gave her grandchildren continue to come alive on a daily basis...

Margaret Vann "Habit" (July 13, 2016)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Poet Margaret Vann leads a constant search for subject material - she finds herself visiting and revisiting one of her favorite sites, and today in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner, Margaret shares her poem entitled "Habit."

Chris Ferguson "Cat in a Tree" (July 12, 2016)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Chris Ferguson has always had a fondness for cats, and much to his surprise, his current feline friend has propelled Chris into a TV star...well, somewhat…

Sara McDaris "Western Wedding" (July 11, 2016)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Sara McDaris, teller of tales for both young and old, occupys the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today taking us through the details of a western wedding, right down to the boots!

Houston Hodges "The Secret of the Universe" (July 8, 2016)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Traveling back to the year 1989, Houston Hodges reviews an enormously exciting discovery in his life - he has agreed to share the details with us here in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner.

Peggy Bilbro "Electronic Dance" (July 7, 2016)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Retired educator and active poet Peggy Bilbro recently felt the need to untether herself from the cables of this life - as least temporarily...

Kay Campbell "Voices" (July 6, 2016)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Kay Campbell is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she lends a careful ear to the woodland sounds near her home in TN.

Rita Monteiro "Happy Birthday, Zubin Mehta" (July 5, 2016)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Music lover and SUNDIAL writer Rita Monteiro had the privilege of watching the conductor Zubin Mehta celebrate his birthday as he led the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra through its paces - Rita is grateful for the wonders of technology!!

Remembering Joe Berry "Sacred Harp" (July 4, 2016)

Monday, July 4, 2016

The Huntsville community was very saddened to hear of the death of retired attorney and SUNDIAL writer Joe Berry - we looked through his many touching commentaries enjoyed by WLRH listeners over the past few years, and chose his tribute to a southern tradition, sacred harp music.

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