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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Melissa Ford Thornton 'Lunch Box' (April 3rd, 2017)

Monday, April 3, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Melissa Ford Thornton recently received a friend request on social media - a request that opened the door to special childhood memories...

Rose Battle 'Davoo's Two Cents Worth' (March 31, 2017)

Friday, March 31, 2017

A true teller of family tales, Rose Battle's titles are very bit as descriptive as the actual stories, for instance "Davoo Puts in His 2 Cents Worth..."

Patti Patrick 'National Parks' (March 30, 2017)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Patti Patrick is very aware of how nature can speak to us in mysterious and memorable ways...

Allen Berry 'Last Night' (March 29, 2017)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Allen Berry often finds himself alert in the very darkest hour of the night  when his creative juices seem to flow the best - he calls this poem "Last Night."

Barbara Kirkpatrick 'Trees' (March 28, 2017)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Long-time listener Barbara Kirkpatrick takes us on a tour of trees she has loved, both as a child and now surrounded by these tall stately residents of her adopted Huntsville home.

Danny Lindsey 'On Smells' (March, 27, 2017)

Monday, March 27, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Danny Lindsey treasures special memories from his TN upbringing - you may be surprised at what can trigger this flood of remembrance!

Daniel Schenker "The Circus Leaves Town" (March 24, 2017)

Friday, March 24, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Daniel Schenker offers a brief elegy to a soon-to-be extinct American institution...

Rebecca Moore "Strange Bedfellows" (March 23, 2017)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Is your mate a cat person or a dog person?  A big question which has yet to be answered in Rebecca Moore's household...

Susan Luther "Preserves" (March 22, 2017)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Poet Susan Luther is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - her mother, a true pioneer woman, filled the family's basement with preserves of all kinds, which now offer precious memories for Susan and her siblings...

Alan Burkett "Dead Geraniums" (March 21, 2017)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Alan Burkett takes a turn in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he sees a certain beauty in the fading geranium stems on his front porch - a beauty he'll share with us...

Rosalind Fellwock "Cheating Santa Claus" (March 20, 2017)

Monday, March 20, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Rosalind Fellwock has the Christmas spirit almost every day of the year, and recalls a story from her childhood which always caused laughter when told...

Patricia Sammon "The Gift of Blarney" (March 17, 2017)

Friday, March 17, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Patricia Sammon takes us along on a family trip to Ireland - her brother tried his best to get some clear directions to the old home place...

Houston Hodges "Two More Sips" (March 16, 2017)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

In the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, Houston Hodges remembers his mother's antidote against change in her life...

JImmy Robinson "The Jesuits at Misiones" (March 15, 2017)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Poet James Miller Robinson has lived within two cultures since his days as a Spanish student in Tuscaloosa - his verse for the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today is set in Uruguay.

 

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Keep The Goodie" (March 14, 2017)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Like most people, legendary Alabama storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham love pie! Chocolate or cherry, peach or huckleberry ... she says it's one of life's sweetest treats. But as her father once taught her, pie also holds an important lesson about life. On Pi Day, we revisit one of our favorite commentaries ...

Joe Estes "We Were There" (March 13, 2017)

Monday, March 13, 2017

Recently, Joe Estes and wife Sallie recovered some astounding musical memories - here's the story in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner...

Kay Campbell "Lucky Clovers" (March 3, 2017)

Friday, March 3, 2017

In the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, Kay Campbell discovers luck in overlooked corners of our world...

Sarah Wright Covington "Writing Letters" (March 2, 2017)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Sara Wright Covington recently discovered a treasure trove of family letters, and found renewed enthusiasm for putting pen to paper...

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Warm Winter" (March 1, 2017)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Anna Lee "Narrating a Life" (February 28, 2017)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Anna Lee feels very fortunate to be friends with the child living right next door - a child who has a gift for narrating her 5-year-old life...

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