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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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

Poet Susan Guthrie is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a long wait in her doctor's office brought forth these musings she calls "Everybody Plays the Fool."

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

Margaret Vann is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - the changing of seasons always brings out the poetry in her soul, even though the words might remain silent...

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

Monday, November 2, 2015

Beth Thames is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she gives us a tour of Kathryn Tucker Windham's last book with the simple title of "She" - Kathryn claimed this presence as her scapegoat in old age...

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Trick or Treat Rules" (Oct. 30, 2015)

Friday, October 30, 2015

Rebecca Moore "Taxi Driver" (Oct. 29, 2015)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Rebecca Moore is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - most parents can relate to her current job description - that of family chauffeur...

Rose Battle "Gypsy Parking Meters" (Oct. 28, 2015)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Eugene Ham "Hog and Hominy" (Oct. 27, 2015)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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

Rosalind Fellwock "On Gratitude" (Oct. 26, 2015)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Rosalind Fellwock is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner - for several decades now, she's been observing simple acts of courtesy, making our world a kinder place...

Cindy Small "House of Tiki" (Oct. 23, 2015)

Friday, October 23, 2015

Cindy Small is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a native of New Orleans, she now lives in Alabama, but remembers in great detail, visits with her family to The House of Tiki...




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