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 "Public Speaking" (Oct. 1, 2014)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rebecca Moore is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today -she's been pondering on recommended guidelines for public speaking - really, all you need is a punchy introduction, a few main points and a decent conclusion - right??

Anand Monteiro "Metamorphosis of a Math Mentor" (Sept. 30, 2014)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Anand Monteiro, a former Huntsville resident and an engineering graduate of UAH, reflects back on his mentoring skills with his teen-age sons - a gradual process, to be sure...

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Riding The Bus" (Sept. 29, 2014)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Kem Roper "Grandma" (Sept. 26, 2014)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Kem Roper is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today with a tribute to Alice the Great, her grandmother, who was small in size but huge in spirit...

Jim Owens "On Dogs ..." (Sept. 25, 2014)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Joyce Billingsly "OddJob's Hat" (Sept 24, 2014)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Margaret Vann "False Spring" (Sept. 23, 2014)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Poet Margaret Vann is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - no matter the season, we're likely to find Margaret in her wildflower garden...

Kathryn Tucker Windham "September Gales" (Sept. 22, 2014)

Monday, September 22, 2014

As usual, Kathryn Tucker Windham is in the Monday version of the Sundial Writers Corner. As this commentary was recorded back in 2003, a big storm was blowing around her home in Selma, Alabama. It reminded her of what they used to call ‘September Gales’, and what her family would do when they arrived …

Bill Case "The Gift of Sound" (Sept. 19, 2014)

Friday, September 19, 2014

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

Sara McDaris "Whale Watching" (Sept. 18, 2014)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Susan Guthrie "Family of Nebraska" (Sept. 17, 2014)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Susan Guthrie is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she takes us back to her midwestern roots with her poem Family of Nebraska...

Walter Thames "Cooking Organization" (Sept. 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Garden No Good" (Sept. 15, 2014)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Beth Thames "On Real Food" (September 12, 2014)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Beth Thames is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a few years ago, she found herself educating some northern friends on "real food" - right out of the dirt!

Will Smith "Love of the Dark" (September 11, 2014)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Will Smith of Guntersville is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he has always felt more keenly aware of his life and surroundings at nighttime - here Will reflects on just what the dark means to him...

Erin Reed "In Flight" (September 10, 2014)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Poet Erin Reid is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - when creating her verse, she values suggestions from fellow poets...

Rhonda Broyles "On Porch-Sitting" (September 9, 2014)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Rhonda Broyles is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she continues to make important discoveries in her life, like for instance, the value of just sitting on the porch of a summer evening...

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Literacy" (September 8,2014)

Monday, September 8, 2014

Houston Hodges "Church Names" (September 5, 2014)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sallie Estes "Partners" (September 4, 2014)

Thursday, September 4, 2014




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