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 6:44pm 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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Dave Trueb "Poetry Is For Eating" ( May 13, 2015)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Poet Dave Trueb is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he's convinced that poetry is for eating!


Kay Campbell "Saying Goodbye" (May 12, 2015)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

In the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, Kay Campbell picks up the phone, and can't remember how to put it down...

James Miller Robinson "Operating Instructions" (May 11, 2015)

Monday, May 11, 2015

Poet James Miller Robinson is in the Sundial Writer's Corner today - camping out with his family seemed like a fine idea at the time...

Walter Thames "Cooking Chaos" (May 8, 2015)

Friday, May 8, 2015

Chef Walter Thames is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - listen carefully because he's about to share the real story behind all those beautiful dishes he turns out each week...

Barbara Kirkpatrick "How Mother Managed" (May 7, 2015)

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Barbara Kirkpatrick is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she and sister Frankie recently became the recipients of a family secret which they now feel free to share with us...


Margaret Vann "No Words" (May 6, 2015)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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

Rita Monteiro "Blossoms in Bombay" (May 5, 2015)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Rita Monteiro is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she takes us on a botanical tour of her native Bombay in her essay, "Blossoms for Easter."

David Youmans "First Memories" (May 4, 2015)

Monday, May 4, 2015

David Youmans is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he savors his first memories of life on the Dakota prairie...

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Rabbit! Rabbit! - Rabbit Day" (May 1, 2015)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Since it's the first day of the month, Katherine Tucker Windham is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, reminding us of a southern tradition which is sure to bring us luck!

Stephan Onisick "Family Pt. 3" (April 30, 2015)

Thursday, April 30, 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 a long-lost relative - this morning Stephan plans a meeting with his brother...exciting stuff!


Terri French "Two Haibun" (April 29, 2015)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Terri French is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she enjoys combining haiku and prose in a form called haibun - this morning we'll hear both...

Jennifer Jonas "Darby" (April 28, 2015)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jennifer Jonas is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - as a music therapist, she'll never forget the courage of a girl named Darby.

Nancy Rohr "Moving On Up Pt.3/New Friends, New Home" (April 27, 2015)

Monday, April 27, 2015

Nancy Rohr is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she continues to share with us her family's adventures and misadventures about "Moving On Up!"


Rosalind Fellwock "Signs Of The Times" (April 24, 2015)

Friday, April 24, 2015

Rosalind Fellwock is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she's been making some observations on an aging body and mind from her own very personal point of view...


Allen Berry "One Night In The City" (April 23, 2015)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Poet Allen Berry is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he's been a fan of old and mostly dark movies for years - 


Patti Patrick "Obituary for Miss Mae" (April 22, 2015)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Patti Patrick is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - lots of folks feel a car connection enough to name their vehicles - those of you who cherish your cars will surely understand this story...

Wayne Holliday "Spring" (April 21, 2015)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Wayne Holliday is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - although spring seems to have fully sprung, Wayne still relishes that period when, as an English poet once wrote, "Blossom by blossom, the spring begins."


Susan Luther "Love For A Weed" (April 20, 2015)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Poet Susan Luther is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - as  spring flowers cover the TN Valley, Susan offers us her appreciation of a rogue plant amidst the blossoms...


Beth Thames "On Shopping ... " (April 17, 2015)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Beth Thames is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she counts shopping as one of her least favorite activities, unlike her mother-in-law, who savored every moment of the search...


Martena Koken "Spring Awakening" (April 15, 2015)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A few years ago, Martena Koken and husband Rip took up horseback riding, and soon discovered the unique qualities of their 4-leggd friends...




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