Sundial Writers Corner

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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Bill Case "The Abbey" (Sept. 8, 2015)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Bill Case is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - during a visit to a Trappist Monastery in Kentucky, he received an unexpected gift...

Peggy Bilbro "Follow the Seasons" (Sept. 7, 2015)

Monday, September 7, 2015

Beth Thames "Country or City Folk" (Sept. 4, 2015)

Friday, September 4, 2015

Cindy Small "Parade Preparation" (Sept. 3, 2015)

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Cindy Small is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a native of New Orleans, she now lives in Alabama, but remembers in great detail the cajun music, the Creole food, and, most of all, preparations for the Mardi Gras parades!

Monita Soni "Ricki and the Flash" (Sept. 2, 2015)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Katherine Tucker Windham "Spider Lilies Mean Fall" (Sept. 1, 2015)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Houston Hodges "Draftee" (Aug. 31, 2015)

Monday, August 31, 2015

Houston Hodges is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he's a mostly retired Presbyterian minister who meant well when trying to recruit a little help for the worship service - he did lighten up though, and not a moment too soon...

Kay Campbell "School Bus" (August 28, 2015)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Kay Campbell is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - always in observant mode, Kay boards the school bus in rural Lincoln County, TN.

Susan Hazen Guthrie "Writing Exercise" (August 27, 2015)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Susan Hazen Guthrie is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - recently during a Coweeta poet retreat, she was given a writing exercise.  Susan meant to follow the instructions to the letter (so to speak...).

David Youmans "Scrapyard Reminders" (August 26, 2015)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

David Youmans is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - an early morning stroll triggered comparison between scrapyard treasures and the aging process...

Jennifer Jonas "One Tomatoes and Cows" (August 25, 2015)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jennifer Jonas is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she's a native of Canada, and every summer Jennifer makes a return visit to her family north of our border.  Unforgettable memories were made on this year's Canadian reunion!


James Miller Robinson "The Cigar Cart" (August 24, 2015)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Poet James Miller Robinson is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner - today he takes us on a stroll through his favorite Mexican market...


Wayne Holliday 'Big Brains and Trees' (August 21, 2015)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Wayne Holliday is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he longs at times for the tree climbing days of his childhood, but has received no encouragement from his consort, wife Shirley.  Instead Wayne writes about Big Brains and Trees...

Margaret Vann 'Susan Moore' (August 20, 2015)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Poet Margaret Vann is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - her travels often trigger her desire to learn more about her surroundings, and Margaret knows just where to start...


Stephan Onisick 'The Final Chapter' (August 19, 2015)

Wednesday, August 19, 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 long-lost relatives - this final chapter brings Stephan with brothers Bill and Lou to their father's bedside...


Bill Case 'The Gift of Sound' (August 18, 2015)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Bill Case is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - during a recent trip to New York City, he experienced an unexpected series of encounters, all related to his lifelong fascination with sound...

Rosalind Fellwock 'Country School House' (August 17, 2015)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Daniel Schenker "Room Cooler" (August 14, 2015)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Nancy Rohr "Raising Boys in Huntsville" (August 13, 2015)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Ray Greene "More Words" (August 12, 2015)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ray Greene is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today  - he finally gave in to his friends who've been pressuring Ray to publish, publish, publish!  His romantic side surfaced in his poem "More Words..."





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