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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Peggy Bilbro "Thinking in Circles" (December 1, 2016)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Poet Peggy Bilbro is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, and has a question for WLRH listeners - do you find yourself thinking in circles?

Cindy Small "May I Cut In?" (November 30, 2016)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

SUNDIAL Writer Cindy Small can still hear clearly her mother's admonitions to the hapless folks who were also in the cafeteria line waiting to be served...

Wayne Holliday "Reason" (November 29, 2016)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Just recently, SUNDIAL writer Wayne Holliday learned that horses can read, and has begun to wonder if we humans are really aware of just how similar we really are to our four-footed friends...

Becky Dethero "Fireflies and Oil Lamps" (November 28, 2016)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Becky Dethero grew up in East TN, and enjoys sharing memories of her upbringing in the Appalachian foothills - in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, Becky remembers fireflies and oil lamps, all bringing light.

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Thanksgiving Day" (November 24, 2016)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Lisa Schneider "On Pies" (November 23, 2016)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Lisa Schneider is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she enjoys sifting through family memories of pies, pies, and even more pies!

Sara Wright Covington "A Lost Art" (November 22, 2016)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Sara Wright Covington recently discovered a treasure trove of family letters,and found renewed enthusiasm for putting pen to paper...

Allison Case "A Little Help" (November 21, 2016)

Monday, November 21, 2016

Allison Case was searching for an old-fashioned writing machine (known to some as a typewriter) when she was offered some wise words at the beginning of her career.

Rhonda Broyles "Photo Autobiographies" (November 18, 2016)

Friday, November 18, 2016

Danny Lindsey "My Own Buried Treasure" (November 17, 2016)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Danny Lindsey is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - most kids start a collection of some variety, and Danny was no exception - then one day, he made a horrifying discovery...

Martena Koken "Northern Lights" (November 16, 2016)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Martena Koken comes from a proud line of Icelanders, people who so fiercely protect their heritage that even the process of naming a baby has to go before a committee!

Beth Thames "Takes a Village" (November 15, 2016)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Beth Thames enjoyed her travels in France with husband Walter, but admits that she was delighted to hear a southern accent in the crowd headed for home.

Barbara Kirkpatrick "How Mother Managed" (November 14, 2016)

Monday, November 14, 2016

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...

Chris Ferguson "The Image" (November 11, 2016)

Friday, November 11, 2016

High on a hill overlooking Canada and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, sits a castle that SUNDIAL Writer Chris Ferguson won't soon forget - here are the haunting details...

Joyce Billingsley "Darby and Joan" (November 10, 2016)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

With 50 years worth of insights into marriage, SUNDIAL writer Joyce Billingsley now feels semi-qualified to discuss what seems to work and what definitely doesn't - take it away, Joyce!

Dave Trueb "The Noble Platypus" (November 9, 2016)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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 "Disney Day 4" (November 8, 2016)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Droves of parents and their offspring head for Disney World each year, and Rebecca Moore is no exception - she kept a journal throughout her five-day experience in the Magic Kingdom.  We'll go along for day four...


Ted Roberts "School Bus" (November 7, 2016)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Gail Hopson "Chewing Gum" (November 4, 2016)

Friday, November 4, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Gail Hopson has a confession to make about one of her personal delights...

Bill Case "Band Memories" (November 3, 2016)

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Bill Case, in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner, has keen memories of time served in his high school band, not all of them inspirational.




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