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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Daniel Schenker "Hot or Cold" (January 5, 2017)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Daniel Schenker occupys the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he and wife Amanda don't always agree on home temperature settings - sound familiar?

Bonnie Roberts "Midway" (January 4, 2017)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Poet Bonnie Roberts is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she takes us along as she strolls down the midway of life.

Kay Campbell "Footnotes" (January 3, 2017)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

In the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, Kay Campbell laments the scarcity of footnotes, of all things!

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Age Ain't Nothin'" (January 2, 2017)

Monday, January 2, 2017

Allen Berry "Caffeine Nation" (December 30, 2016)

Friday, December 30, 2016

SUNDIAL Writer Allen Berry often finds himself alert in the very darkest hours of the night when his creative juices seem to flow the best - he calls his poem "Caffeine Nation."

Martena Koken "Choices" (December 29, 2016)

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Martena Koken and husband Rip spend lots of time traveling around our country - they won't forget, not for a long while, their latest adventure...

Joyce Billingsley "Coat Comfort" (December 28, 2016)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

      Joyce Billingsley enjoys winter weather, and likes to focus on the comfort of coats - let's go shopping with our English rose...

Walter Thames "Cooking Chaos" (December 27, 2016)

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Chef Walter Thames is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - listen carefully because he's about to share the real story behind all those beautiful dishes he turns out each week...

Kathryn Tucker Windham "The Red Scooter" (December 23, 2016)

Friday, December 23, 2016

Kathryn Tucker Windham's story has become a SUNDIAL tradition, heard every Christmas season here on WLRH, Huntsville.

Judy Cameron "Christmas Memory" (December 22, 2016)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

"...and when I woke up, there he was, sitting on the foot of the bed" was the essential phrase used by Judy Cameron in the first ever SUNDIAL Writing Contest years and years ago - Judy was declared the winner!

Dave Trueb "Fall Prelude" (December 21, 2016)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Poet Dave Trueb is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, pondering on the coming of winter in the TN Valley...

Rebecca Moore "Disney - Day Five" (December 20, 2016)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

During the holiday season, many families find themselves headed for Disney World, and SUNDIAL Writer Rebecca Moore was no exception.  She kept a detailed journal of her Disney experience, and today we'll hear her final impressions of the Magic Kingdom...


Jimmy Robinson "The Voice of Gardel" (December 19, 2016)

Monday, December 19, 2016

Poet James Miller Robinson was inspired by a member of our staff who chose just the right piece of music for Jimmy's taste!

Rose Battle "Christmas, 3 Miles Back" (December 16, 2016)

Friday, December 16, 2016

Rose Battle is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she enjoys sifting through her childhood memories, including this one which Rose remembers as "Christmas, 3 Miles Back!"

Ted Roberts "Chanukah and Christmas" (December 15, 2016)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Ted Roberts offers us an in-depth look at the similarities between Chanukah and Christmas...

Rita Monteiro "Love Above the Clouds" (December 14, 2016)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

When SUNDIAL writer Rita Monteiro and husband Hubert were on a holiday in the south of France a few years ago, they were privileged to be on the receiving end of a true love story which Rita has chosen to call Love Above the Clouds - 

Kim Roper "Alice-the-Great" (December 13, 2016)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kem Roper is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today with a tribute to her grandmother, Alice the Great, who was small in size but huge in spirit...


Patti Patrick "Santa's Dilemma" (December 12, 2016)

Monday, December 12, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Patti Patrick faced a real dilemma a few years back - what would you do should you discover a weary Santa taking a nap in your bedroom?  Patti had a quick solution, and she's agreed to share it with us!

Susan Luther "Tree of Life" (December 9, 2016)

Friday, December 9, 2016

Susan Luther is especially grateful to be a part of the Coweeta Poets, who are working on a presentation and collection of poems that give voice to women who've been silenced by tradition.  In the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, here's Susan reading her poem, "Tree of Life."

Jennifer Jonas "Doris Gives Hope" (December 8, 2016)

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Music therapist Jennifer Jonas does a little self examination about her choice of professions...




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