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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Rose Battle "Family Support" (September 23, 2016)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Rose Battle takes center stage in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she savors her childhood memories growing up with 3 siblings where life centered around politics and sports...

Nancy Compton Williams "Harvest Home" (September 22, 2016)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Jim Owens "Bacon Batter Butter" (September 21, 2016)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Joyce Billingsley "Mr. Right" (September 20, 2016)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Selma Bell Tour pt.1" (September 19, 2016)

Monday, September 19, 2016

Peggy Bilbro "After the Tornado" (September 16, 2016)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Retired educator and active poet Peggy Bilbro has a keen eye for the minutia in life.  She entitled her poem "After the Tornado."

Patti Patrick "ZEN NO WIN" (September 15, 2016)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

What goes around often comes around, or so they say.  SUNDIAL writer Patti Patrick takes us along on what should have been a meditative stroll through a Zen garden - watch your step, OK?

Danny Lindsey "Salvation at Age Six" (September 14, 2016)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

MS born and bred, Danny Lindsey remembers in clear detail his salvation delivered at the tender age of six - thanks, Mama!

Carson Clark "My Grandmother's Moonrock" (September 13, 2016)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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


Rebecca Harbor Jones "Light" (September 12, 2016)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Poet Rebecca Harbor Jones finds the qualities of light uplifting and full of strength - her poem is presented as a set.

Jimmy Robinson "Marionette Tango" (September 9, 2016)

Friday, September 9, 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…

Rebecca Moore "Disney Experience - Day 3" (September 8, 2016)

Thursday, September 8, 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 five-day Disney Experience.

Bonnie Roberts "The Bottom of the Sea Is Silent" (September 7, 2016)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Poet Bonnie Roberts is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she gives us a poem which is part of a series on imprinting and clues about our lives. 

Becky Dethero "Whale Watching" (September 6, 2016)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Becky Dethero grew up on a farm in East TN, and never dreamed of spending time with whales off the coast of Eastern Maine...she dropped her camera in the process!

Monita Soni "On Empathy" (September 5, 2016)

Monday, September 5, 2016

Frances Akridge "Last Days of Summer" (September 2, 2016)

Friday, September 2, 2016

Gail Hopson "Sequoyah" (September 1, 2016)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Gail Hopson is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a roadside historical marker left a strong impression on her.  With this true story, Gail celebrates her Cherokee roots.

Jennifer Jonas "Canadian Transplant" (August 31, 2016)

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wayne Holliday "Problematic Language" (August 30, 2016)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Wayne Holliday is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he's been pondering on some language problems, particularly those involving English...

Joyce Billingsley "Nettle Tea" (August 29, 2016)

Monday, August 29, 2016

Our English rose, Joyce Billingsley is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she remembers fondly the homemade tea of her childhood - a bit of trouble to gather up the basic ingredient perhaps, but well-worth it in the end...




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