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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Gail Hopson "The Splendid Spiral" (Dec. 9, 2015)

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Art lover Gail Hopson is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - on a recent trip to Barcelona, she rediscovered her interest in the splendid spiral...

Houston Hodges "The Un-Call" (Dec. 8, 2015)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Reverend Houston Hodges is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he takes us back a few decades to a time when he received an early Un-Call...

Bill Case "Taxi Ride" (Dec. 7, 2015)

Monday, December 7, 2015

Bill Case is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a slow ride to the airport offered one surprise after another...

Nancy Rohr "Radio Reading Service" (Dec. 4, 2015)

Friday, December 4, 2015

Local historian Nancy Rohr is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she helps to make history right here at WLRH Public Radio by taking part in the Radio Reading Service...

Eugene Ham "Hog and Hominy" (Dec. 3, 2015)

Thursday, December 3, 2015

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

Camille Sommer "The Magic of Movies" (Dec. 2, 2015)

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Camille Sommer is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she has fond memories of listening to WLRH in the late 1970s, and especially enjoying the "Star Wars" radio dramas - her father then introduced her to the magic of movies...

Kathryn Windham "Christmas Prep" (Dec. 1, 2015)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

James Miller Robinson "Don Quixote" (Nov. 30, 2015)

Monday, November 30, 2015

James Miller Robinson is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he wrote his poem "Don Quixote" after seeing a man who seemed to embody this sad tale...

Sallie Estes "Telephone Message" (Nov. 27, 2015)

Friday, November 27, 2015

Sallie Estes is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - Sallie's mother Sarah, with her friend Mary, provided the family with a great spirit of adventure and fun - here's a detailed message from her mother saved on the Estes answering machine...Sallie channeling her mom!

Joyce Billingsley "Texas Thanksgiving" (Nov. 25, 2015)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Joyce Billingsley is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she has special memories of a Thanksgiving gathering planned by new friends from around the world...

Susan Luther "Kitchen Mysteries" (Nov. 24, 2015)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Susan Luther is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she claims that, when you're a poet, it's OK to make up stories, in verse, that is!  Let's hear Susan's latest offering - Kitchen Mysteries...

Joe Berry "Jimmy Turner" (Nov. 23, 2015)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Joe Berry is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he'll never forget the lessons learned during his year as a law clerk for a gentleman with real vision...

Allen Berry "Travel for Agoraphobics" (Nov. 20, 2015)

Friday, November 20, 2015

Allen Berry is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - his poem "Travel for Agoraphobics" was inspired by a world traveling friend who kept sending him postcards from locations far and wide.  Allen, who's a real stay-at-home guy, wondered how a couple could cope with this situation - one with itchy feet, the other content to stay put.

Martena Koken "The Blue Tablecloth" (Nov. 19, 2015)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Martena Koken is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she had been feeling a bit low about the state of our world when a simple question raised her spirits - who would have thought that her search for a blue tablecloth could prompt such a positive change???

Julia Youmans "Prophecy" (Nov. 18, 2015)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Julia Correa-Youmans is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - her poem entitled Prophecy is a cry for unity among all men...

Monita Soni "The Wise Turtle" (Nov. 17, 2015)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Monita Soni is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - her arrival in the United States in the early 1990s prompted great excitment, but also deep longing for her family back in India...

Wayne Holliday "Twister" (Nov. 16, 2015)

Monday, November 16, 2015

Wayne Holliday is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - north Alabama has been called "Tornado Alley" because of the violent storms that visit our area. This phenomenon prompted Wayne, in one of his darker moments, to write some short fiction he called "Twister."

Susan Guthrie "Everybody Plays the Fool" (Nov. 10, 2015)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Poet Susan Guthrie is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a long wait in her doctor's office brought forth these musings she calls "Everybody Plays the Fool."

Peggy Bilbro "Every Seven Years" (Nov. 13, 2015)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Peggy Bilbro is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she has a burning question for herself which comes up around every seven years...

Ted Roberts "Smart Phones Farewell" (Nov. 12, 2015)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Ted Roberts is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he has fond memories of family gatherings when there was real communication not requiring downcast eyes and fast-moving thumbs...

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