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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Early in their history, Siamese cats were allowed to be owned only by Royals in what was then known as Siam, now Thailand. Today SUNDIAL writer Patti Patrick brings us the autobiography of one of these historic creatures.
Tatyana Freeman was awarded First Place in the Senior Short Story Division of the Huntsville Literary Association's 2016 Young Writers' Contest. She's the daughter of James and Mary Freeman, and has a sister, Svetlana. Tatyana is a Senior at Hazel Green High School, and was encouraged by her teacher, Freda Duggan to enter the HLA's competition.
Remi Heitzman was awarded First Place in the Senior Poetry Division of the HLA's 2016 Contest. She lives with her family in Madison, Alabama and will be a senior at James Clemens High School where her English teacher, Donna Geise encouraged her to enter the HLA's contest.
Today we'll hear from the winner of the Junior Short Story Division of the HLA's 2016 competition, Calvin Engstrom. He attends Liberty Middle School, and was encouraged to enter the contest by his teacher, April Russell. Calvin and his family, including his older sister, Ella and their bunny, Noodles, live in Madison, Alabama. Calvin has lots going on in his daily life, including gymastics, crocheting, and practicing the piano. He'll be a freshman at James Clemens High School this coming year, and is already a member of the cross country team.
This week we're presenting the First Place winners of the 2016 Huntsville Literary Association's Young Writers' Contest. This competition challenges students in grades one through twelve in public, private, and home schools in North Alabama to explore their creativity in prose or poetry. Today we'll hear from Ashleigh Windsor, who was awarded first place in the Junior Poetry Division of the HLA's 2016 Competition. She began writing as a fourth grader at Whitesburg Elementary School.
This is an exciting week for us here at WLRH - starting today at 9:30 with a repeat at 6:44 during All Things Considered, we'll air the winners of the annual Huntsville Literary Association's Young Writers' Contest. Today we'll hear from the students who were awarded First Place in the Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary Poetry divisions.
Bonnie Roberts' poem "Cautionary Steps of Love" examines the way in which fear can keep us from experiencing some of the best moments of our lives. Bonnie's mother always wanted to go to Paris, but she was afraid. Her father did manage to take his bride to the edge of Mexico - they were both in their seventies.