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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David Youmans "Scrapyard Reminders" (August 26, 2015)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

David Youmans is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - an early morning stroll triggered comparison between scrapyard treasures and the aging process...

Jennifer Jonas "One Tomatoes and Cows" (August 25, 2015)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jennifer Jonas is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she's a native of Canada, and every summer Jennifer makes a return visit to her family north of our border.  Unforgettable memories were made on this year's Canadian reunion!


James Miller Robinson "The Cigar Cart" (August 24, 2015)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Poet James Miller Robinson is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner - today he takes us on a stroll through his favorite Mexican market...


Wayne Holliday 'Big Brains and Trees' (August 21, 2015)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Wayne Holliday is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he longs at times for the tree climbing days of his childhood, but has received no encouragement from his consort, wife Shirley.  Instead Wayne writes about Big Brains and Trees...

Margaret Vann 'Susan Moore' (August 20, 2015)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Poet Margaret Vann is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - her travels often trigger her desire to learn more about her surroundings, and Margaret knows just where to start...


Stephan Onisick 'The Final Chapter' (August 19, 2015)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Stephan Onisick is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a few weeks ago, he shared with us the details of a surprise phone call leading to a search for long-lost relatives - this final chapter brings Stephan with brothers Bill and Lou to their father's bedside...


Bill Case 'The Gift of Sound' (August 18, 2015)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Bill Case is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - during a recent trip to New York City, he experienced an unexpected series of encounters, all related to his lifelong fascination with sound...

Rosalind Fellwock 'Country School House' (August 17, 2015)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Daniel Schenker "Room Cooler" (August 14, 2015)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Nancy Rohr "Raising Boys in Huntsville" (August 13, 2015)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Ray Greene "More Words" (August 12, 2015)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ray Greene is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today  - he finally gave in to his friends who've been pressuring Ray to publish, publish, publish!  His romantic side surfaced in his poem "More Words..."


Rita Monteiro "On Teaching 'Mockingbird'" (August 11, 2015)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Rita Monteiro is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - years ago, while teaching English literature in her native India, she was given the opportunity to explore Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" with her students...


Rebecca Harbor Homes "Black Gum" (August 10, 2015)

Monday, August 10, 2015

Poet Rebecca Harbor Jones is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - the changing of the seasons always offers new opportunities for Rebecca's literary skills!


Lisa Schneider "New Job Sheet" (August 7, 2015)

Friday, August 7, 2015

Lisa Schneider is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she and husband Kevin are getting ready to send their son Karl off to college, triggering memories which took Lisa back some seventeen years...

Patti Patrick "Unexpected Consequences" (August 6, 2015)

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Patti Patrick is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a few years ago while working as a college administrator in New Orleans, she had an experience which gave new meaning to the phrase "Begging the Question!"


Dave Trueb "The Noble Platypus" (August 5, 2015)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Poet Dave Trueb is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he really does love this form called verse most of the time,'s Dave reading one of his own, The Noble Platypus.


Rebecca Moore "Ringing Rock Garden" (August 4, 2015)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Rebecca Moore is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - recently she took her family on a sentimental journey back to the home where Rebecca was raised...

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Porch Gators" (August 3rd, 2015)

Monday, August 3, 2015

Erin Reid "Moths ... Butterflies" (July 31, 2015)

Friday, July 31, 2015

Poet Erin Reid is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - her ability to take in the smallest details of nature has become legendary among her community of friends...


Walter Thames "Pork Chops and Gravy" (July 30, 2015)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Chef Walter Thames is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - every now and then he finds himself craving the down home cooking of his mother...





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