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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Patricia Sammon "Gift of Blarney" (September 19, 2017)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Chris Ferguson "A Cat Story" (September 18, 2017)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Bill Case "Too Far from the Main Road" (September 15, 2017)

Friday, September 15, 2017

Margaret Vann "Dance Class" (September 14, 2017)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Jessica Temple "Quilting" (September 13, 2017)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Meenu Bhooshanan "A Passion" (September 12, 2017)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sallie Estes "An Ordinary Day" (September 11, 2017)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Barbara Kirkpatrick "For the Love of Trees" (September 8, 2017)

Friday, September 8, 2017

Long-time listener and supporter Barbara Kirkpatrick is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she takes us on a tour of trees she has loved, both as a child and now surrounded by tall stately residents of her adopted Huntsville home...

Walter Thames "Mom's Pork Chops" (September 7, 2017)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Chef Walter Thames in in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - every now and again he finds himself craving the down-home cooking of his mother...

Wayne Holliday "That's Life!" (September 6, 2017)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Could we really be related to an oak tree?  SUNDIAL writer Wayne Holliday has found evidence that convinces him that all life on our planet is related...

Jimmy Robinson "A Tropical Garden" (September 5, 2017)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Poet James Miller Robinson takes us for a stroll through the micro-world of a tropical garden in today's SUNDIAL Writer's Corner...

Joyce Billingsley "Blue Car Blues" (September 4, 2017)

Monday, September 4, 2017

SUNDIAL's English rose is in the Writer's Corner today - adventures with husband Bill have always given color to her daily life...

Kathryn Tucker Windham "September Gales" (September 1, 2017)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Allen Berry "She Said..." (August 31, 2017)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Allen Berry remembers a conversation with a young friend who had strong opinions (negative) about boys...

Rose Battle "Bananahead Ascends" (August 30, 2017)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Rose Battle enjoys sharing family memories, one of which includes a lesson on heavenly ascension...

Cindy Small "Obsessively Excessive" (August 29, 2017)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

SUNDIAL Cindy Small feels that a vanity table can be a crucial item if you live for glamour...

Virginia Gilbert "Two Haiku About Fog" (August 28, 2017)

Monday, August 28, 2017

Poet Virginia is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she collects memories from around the world, including two haiku about fog...

Martena Koken "Northern Lights" (August 25, 2017)

Friday, August 25, 2017

Martena Koken comes from a proud line of Icelanders, people who so fiercely protect their heritage that even the process of naming a baby has to go before a committee!

Rita Monteiro "Water Babies" (August 24, 2017)

Thursday, August 24, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Rita Monteiro is a keen observer of her surroundings, whether she's on land or water...

Gail Hopson "Summer Plums" (August 23, 2017)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

SUNDIAL writer and traveler Gail Hopson recently found herself on a train in a lovely section of Italy  - she managed to make friends even though she didn't speak their native tongue...




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