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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Sara McDaris 'In Sunlight and Shadow' (May 18, 2016)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sara McDaris for a number of years was the official storyteller for the Huntsville Public Library - she is never without good stimulating reading material like Mark Helprin's In Sunlight and Shadow.

Susan Luther 'Confection' (May 17, 2016)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Susan Luther is an adopted Southerner from Nebraska whose mother was a true southern lady - Susan's poem today centers around questions she wished she had asked her mother...

Kay Campbell 'Bouquet' (May 16, 2016)

Monday, May 16, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Kay Campbell is picking flowers today and listening for their stories...

Margaret Vann 'Back Roads' (May 13, 2016)

Friday, May 13, 2016

Poet Margaret Vann is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - maybe if you're lucky, Margaret will take you along on one of her travel adventures...

Houston Hodges 'The Mosquito' (May 12, 2016)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Houston Hodges has spent some time pondering on the value of the pesky mosquito - does this tiny winged creature with the ever-ready bite really have any??

Rita Monteiro 'Wild Hog Cookoff' (May 11, 2016)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Rita Monteiro is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner with a practical suggestion for the U.S. Department of Agriculture- would you like a pork chop?

Chris Ferguson 'The Hike' (May 10, 2016)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Chris Ferguson has spent many hours in mountainous backcountry, but he never expected a day and a night like the one in this story...all true, of course!

Becky Dethero 'Nana's Bed' (May 9, 2016)

Monday, May 9, 2016

A sweet childhood memory brings SUNDIAL writer Becky Dethero a warm cosy feeling even to this day...


Rosalind Fellwock 'Bovine Adventure' (May 6, 2016)

Friday, May 6, 2016

Rosalind Fellwock collects family stories from far and wide, and today she shares a nocturnal episode of a farmer's wife in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner...

Carey Link 'Heritage' (May 5, 2016)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Poet Carey Link's new book of verse is called "Awakening to Holes in the Arc of the Sun" - we'll hear Carey's tribute to her grandmother in today's SUNDIAL Writer's Corner...

Eugene Ham 'Mules On the Loose' (May 4, 2016)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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

Rebecca Moore 'Strange Bedfellows' (May 3, 2016)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Rebecca Moore is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - recently the person she had lived with for years managed to surprise Rebecca with quite a startling revelation...

Kathryn Tucker Windham 'Be A Storyteller' (May 2, 2016)

Monday, May 2, 2016

Walter Thames 'Why I Cook' (April 29, 2016)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Chef Walter Thames is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a chance encounter on a plane caused Walter to realize fully just why he'll continue to cook...

Anna Lee 'Easter Eggs' (April 28, 2016)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Anna Lee is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - every spring, she and her sisters were treated  to not one, but two Easter celebrations!

Jennifer Jonas 'When Words Fail Us' (April 27, 2016)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Music Therapist Jennifer Jonas is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she discovered early on, that when words alone failed to reach a patient, singing would often open the door...

Wayne Holliday 'Society' (April 26, 2016)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

She was an inspiration to the women of her country when she was elected Great Britain's first female prime minister, but SUNDIAL writer Wayne Holliday disagrees with Margaret Thatcher's definition of "society."

Beth Thames 'Spring Break for Grown-ups' (April 25, 2016)

Monday, April 25, 2016

Beth Thames is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she and her grandson recently made a new friend, one who was enjoying spring break as a member of a Snowbird Association...

Cindy Small 'Big Hair' (April 22, 2016)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Cindy Small is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she'll never forget the sights, sounds and smells of a famous hair salon in her native New Orleans...

Erin Reid 'My South' (April 21, 2016)

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Poet Erin Reid is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner - a transplant from the west, she continues to feel a warm welcome in her chosen southern community...




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