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 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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Sallie Estes 'A Trip with Ma Ma' (June 7, 2016)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sallie Estes is well-known around the storytelling community for her Mama tales - she remembers the following adventure with Miss Sarah as a partial success...

David Little 'Transformation' (June 6, 2016)

Monday, June 6, 2016

On the Writer's Corner today, David Little offers a few insights into transformation - he is witnessing his very own - right before his eyes...

Jimmy Robinson 'Cafe La Habana' (June 3, 2016)

Friday, June 3, 2016

James Miller Robinson has lived within two cultures since his days as a Spanish student in Tuscaloosa - the history of Mexico remains a large and troubling part of Jimmy's poetry...

Nancy Rohr 'New Friends' (June 2, 2016)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Our friend Nancy Rohr continues to share with us the new faces and friends from her relatively new home which she affectionately calls Shady Pines.

Kathryn Tucker Windham 'Blue Bottles' (June 1, 2016)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Walter Thames 'Restaurant Tips' (May 31, 2016)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

You won't regret taking to heart these tips on ordering in restaurants from chef Walter Thames.

Houston Hodges 'Church Names' (May 30, 2016)

Monday, May 30, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Houston Hodges has been pondering on names, namely those of churches...just what do they tell us?

Danny Lindsey 'A Baseball Tale' (May 27, 2016)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Danny Lindsey is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a rabid baseball fan since early childhood in MS, he shares with us one of his greatest regrets, but we have to promise not to tell...

Joyce Billingsley 'Soot' (May 26, 2016)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Susan Guthrie 'The Table' (May 25, 2016)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Joe Berry 'Warts' (May 24, 2016)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Retired attorney and active writer Joe Berry has been examining common traits we all share at one time or another...

Virginia Gilbert 'Joan' (May 23, 2016)

Monday, May 23, 2016

Poet Virginia Gilbert is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a history buff, she was very moved by thoughts of Joan of Arc's great spirit...

Rhonda Broyles 'Thanks for the Music' (May 20, 2016)

Friday, May 20, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Rhonda Broyles will always remain grateful to her Mom, for the music - Moms can be very determined, as most of us know!

Leslie Nicole Thomas 'Haint Paint' (May 19, 2016)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Leslie Nicole Thomas is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she takes us along on a stroll through an historic city of the South...

Sara McDaris 'In Sunlight and Shadow' (May 18, 2016)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sara McDaris for a number of years was the official storyteller for the Huntsville Public Library - she is never without good stimulating reading material like Mark Helprin's In Sunlight and Shadow.

Susan Luther 'Confection' (May 17, 2016)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Susan Luther is an adopted Southerner from Nebraska whose mother was a true southern lady - Susan's poem today centers around questions she wished she had asked her mother...

Kay Campbell 'Bouquet' (May 16, 2016)

Monday, May 16, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Kay Campbell is picking flowers today and listening for their stories...

Margaret Vann 'Back Roads' (May 13, 2016)

Friday, May 13, 2016

Poet Margaret Vann is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - maybe if you're lucky, Margaret will take you along on one of her travel adventures...

Houston Hodges 'The Mosquito' (May 12, 2016)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Houston Hodges has spent some time pondering on the value of the pesky mosquito - does this tiny winged creature with the ever-ready bite really have any??

Rita Monteiro 'Wild Hog Cookoff' (May 11, 2016)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Rita Monteiro is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner with a practical suggestion for the U.S. Department of Agriculture- would you like a pork chop?




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