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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Erin Reid "The Shape of Things" (Jan. 27, 2015)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Poet Erin Reid is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a friend encouraged her to see the shape of things that are...


Patti Patrick "What's Under Those Clothes?" (Jan. 26, 2015)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Patti Patrick is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - while taking a class at an arts center in New York state, her assignment was to write a short piece about a person focusing on his clothes - here's the result...

Walter Thames "Croquettes" (Jan. 23, 2015)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Rosalind Fellwock "Operating Instructions" (Jan. 22, 2015)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Julia Youmans "Celebration" (Jan. 21, 2015)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Poet Julia Youmans is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she watches the change of seasons from her home in Pulaski, TN...

Bill Case "Word Power" (Jan. 20, 2015)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bill Case is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he's been thinking about the power of words, but also the power of their absence...

Susan Luther "Core Curriculum" (Jan. 19, 2015)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Susan Luther is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, reading her poem "Core Curriculum" in honor of a college professor from long ago...

Leslie Nicole Thomas "Hummingbird End" (Jan. 16, 2015)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Poet Leslie Nicole Thomas is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she was strickened by the sight of hummingbirds who had met a bad end...

Stephan Onisick "Family Complications" (Jan. 15, 2015)

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Stephan Onisick is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he feels that, in a sense, what your forebears did was not about you - but, in another sense, it's all about you...


Martina Koken "Attitude" (Jan. 14, 2015)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Martena Koken is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - over the holidays, Martena and husband Rip had a chance to chat with their 5 grandchildren - after their visit, she decided to write each of them a letter, one they could keep...

Nancy Rohr "Moving On Up Pt.2" (Jan. 13, 2014)

Tuesday, January 13, 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!"

Kay Campbell "Dawn" (Jan. 12, 2015)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Kay Campbell is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she was up early and was glad...

Frances Akridge "the Cobbler" (Jan. 9, 2015)

Friday, January 9, 2015

Frances Akridge is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she's discovered another benefit of keeping her shoes in good repair...

Allen Berry "Here's What's Going To Happen" (Jan. 8, 2015)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Allen Berry is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he feels that there are just too many poems about how lovely and perfect love is, and way too few that speak the unvarnished's Allen with his bit of reality - "Here's What Going to Happen"

David Little "No Texting While Driving" (Jan. 7, 2015)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Camille Sommer "New Year's Eve Adventure" (Jan. 6, 2015)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Camille Sommer is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she usually spends New Year's Eve with friends and family, playing games and staying up past midnight, but several years ago, at her home in Arizona, Mother Nature had other festivities in store for Camille...

Margaret Vann "Reflections on a Carafe of Rose' " (Jan. 5, 2015)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Margaret Vann is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today with some Reflections on a Carafe of Rose...

Houston Hodges "Pulpit Accidents" (Jan. 2, 2015)

Friday, January 2, 2015

Houston Hodges is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he remembers very clearly a few of the pulpit accidents he and his fellow pastors experienced over the years...

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

Thursday, January 1, 2015

This is 89.3-Huntsville, I’m Judy Watters. This morning, the Sundial Writers Corner kicks off the New Year with a new tradition. Kathryn Tucker Windham will lead our storytelling each month. Today, and the first day of every month, is Rabbit Day … one of Ms. Kathryn’s favorite days. We’ll be celebrating Rabbit Day and other Alabama stories with Kathryn Tucker Windham the first weekday of each month. You can hear the Sundial Writers Corner at 930 during Morning Blend and 644 during All Thing Considered. Explore our Sundial archives at WLRH.ORG, look under the Programs tab.

Rita Monteiro "Birth of a New Year" (Dec. 30, 2014)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Rita Monteiro is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she welcomes the birth of a new year with a look backward to her former life in India...





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