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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Martena Koken "Northern Lights" (November 16, 2016)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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!

Beth Thames "Takes a Village" (November 15, 2016)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Beth Thames enjoyed her travels in France with husband Walter, but admits that she was delighted to hear a southern accent in the crowd headed for home.

Barbara Kirkpatrick "How Mother Managed" (November 14, 2016)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Barbara Kirkpatrick is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she and sister Frankie recently became the recipients of a family secret which they now feel free to share with us...

Chris Ferguson "The Image" (November 11, 2016)

Friday, November 11, 2016

High on a hill overlooking Canada and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, sits a castle that SUNDIAL Writer Chris Ferguson won't soon forget - here are the haunting details...

Joyce Billingsley "Darby and Joan" (November 10, 2016)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

With 50 years worth of insights into marriage, SUNDIAL writer Joyce Billingsley now feels semi-qualified to discuss what seems to work and what definitely doesn't - take it away, Joyce!

Dave Trueb "The Noble Platypus" (November 9, 2016)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Poet Dave Trueb is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he really does love this form called verse most of the time,'s Dave reading one of his own, The Noble Platypus.

Rebecca Moore "Disney Day 4" (November 8, 2016)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Droves of parents and their offspring head for Disney World each year, and Rebecca Moore is no exception - she kept a journal throughout her five-day experience in the Magic Kingdom.  We'll go along for day four...


Ted Roberts "School Bus" (November 7, 2016)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Gail Hopson "Chewing Gum" (November 4, 2016)

Friday, November 4, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Gail Hopson has a confession to make about one of her personal delights...

Bill Case "Band Memories" (November 3, 2016)

Thursday, November 3, 2016

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

Anna Lee "Island Journey" (November 2, 2016)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Anna Lee was happy with her work in an office at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.  Then she had a chance to go on an adventure to a faraway place...

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Rabbit Day" (November 1, 2016)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Jennifer Jonas "Transformation" (October 31, 2016)

Monday, October 31, 2016

Margaret Vann "Observation" (October 28, 2016)

Friday, October 28, 2016

Margaret Vann found the poem "Observation" in one of her old journals, and decided to share it with us in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner...

Rose Battle "Lard, BB and Skating Birds" (October 27, 2016)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

SUNDIAL Writer Rose Battle weaves tales about her family's upbringing from her home base in Huntsville - her colorful titles always add to our enjoyment!

Monita Soni "Stitch by Stitch" (October 26, 2016)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

More often than not, when a parent offers a helpful suggestion to a bored child, thanks is not forthcoming!  Monita Soni has had a change of heart in her adult years...

David Little "Trip to the Delta" (October 25, 2016)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

David Little is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he cherishes his occasional trips to a location which may surprise you...

Jennie McBride "GPS Salvation" (October 21, 2016)

Friday, October 21, 2016

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!

Wayne Holliday "Curmudgeon" (October 20, 2016)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wayne Holliday remains surprised that he's somehow reached the age of curmudgeon-hood, and confesses that he's still trying to figure out what the millennial generation is thinking...

Sara McDaris "Our People" (October 19, 2016)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Enthusiastic traveler, Sara McDaris, remembers the lovely people she has encountered along the way!




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