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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Chuck Puckett "Flights of Infancy" (February 27, 2017)

Monday, February 27, 2017

Chuck Puckett occupys the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he's of the firm opinion that there's absolutely no limit to a child's imagination - the possibilities are magical!

Cindy Small "Sequined Visitors" (February 24, 2017)

Friday, February 24, 2017

A New Orleans native, Cindy Small now lives in N. AL, but recalls in great detail, a most unusual shop (among many) in the heart of the French Quarter...

Daniel Schenker "Old Home Place" (February 23, 2017)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A recent loss led Daniel Schenker to reflect on our attachment to the place we called home...

Margaret Vann "Comfort Is Where You Find It" (February 22, 2017)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Poet Margaret writes of everyday life with experiences that often seem familiar to her readers...

Sallie Estes "The Surprise Guest" (February 21, 2017)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Sallie Estes has a treasure trove of "Mama" stories, and we're delighted that Sallie is willing to share with us...

Rose Battle "Freddie the Great" (February 20, 2017)

Monday, February 20, 2017

In the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, animal lover Rose Battle pays tribute to her home companion, Freddie the Great...

Leslie Nicole Thomas "Sohmer and Co." (February 17, 2017)

Friday, February 17, 2017

Poet Leslie Nicole Thomas has constructed a series based on her love for the piano - today we'll hear part three in this collectiion...

Jennie McBride "GPS Salvation" (February 16, 2017)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Jennie McBride really thought that she and husband Jim had conquered the twisted highways and byways of travel - after all, they had invested in the latest equipment!

Erin Reid "Shape of Things to Come" (February 15, 2017)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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

Nancy Rohr "Coming and Going" (February 14, 2017)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Nancy Rohr, still living at Shady Pines, wants to share some comings and goings about her friends there, and what those friends have come to mean in her life...

Bonnie Roberts "Sarah Laughed" (February 13, 2017)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Poet Bonnie Roberts takes a peak into the future, and is amazed by the strange possibilities!

Martena Koken "Senioritis" (February 10, 2017)

Friday, February 10, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Martena Koken is harboring a few concerns about her ever-increasing "senior moments" - doesn't seem to be slowing her down though!

Rhonda Broyles "Return of Breath" (February 9, 2017)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Rhonda Broyles is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - when she encountered a grand show of an Alabama gardenia bush, Rhonda felt that she had arrived at her new home...

Dave Trueb "Does the Old Maple Dream?" (February 8, 2017)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Poet Dave Trueb occupys the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he continues his exploration of winter in the TN Valley...

Rebecca Moore "Mouth Exploration" (February 7, 2017)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Rebecca Moore is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a trip to her dentist posed a serious question...

Peggy Bilbro "Secrets for a Long and Mostly Happy Marriage" (February 6, 2017)

Monday, February 6, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Peggy Bilbro has kindly offered to share her secrets  for a long and mostly happy marriage - get ready!

Joyce Billingsley "Blue Car Blues" (February 3, 2017)

Friday, February 3, 2017

SUNDIAL's English rose Joyce Billingsley is in the Writer's Corner today - adventures with husband Bill have always given color to her daily life - she calls this one "Blue Car Blues."

Lisa Schneider "Birdsongs" (February 2, 2017)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A woman of many talents, Lisa Schneider is able to produce the soundtracks of many birds, without even getting out her oboe...

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Kiss Me at the Gate" (February 1, 2017)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bill Case "Band Memories" (January 31, 2017)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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




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