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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Sara McDaris "A Western Wedding" (August 26, 2016)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Sara McDaris, teller of tales for both young and old, takes us along to a western wedding, right down to the boots!

Chris Ferguson "Cat in a Tree" (August 25, 2016)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Chris Ferguson has always had a fondess for cats, and much to his surprise, his current feline friend has propelled Chris into a TV star...well, a minor one.

Rose Battle "Granny's Gifts" (August 24, 2016)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Rose Battle, along with her siblings, shared special moments with their Granny - the gifts she gave her grandchildren continue to come alive on a daily basis.

Rita Monteiro "Happy Birthday, Zubin Mehta!" (August 23, 2016)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Music lover and SUNDIAL writer RIta Monteiro had the priviledge of watching the conductor Zubin Mehta celebrate his birthday as he led the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra through its paces - Rita is grateful for the wonders of technology!!

Houston Hodges "The Secret of the Universe" (August 22, 2016)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Traveling back to the year 1989, Houston Hodges reviews an enormously exciting discovery in his life - he's agreed to share the details with us in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner.

Patricia Sammon 'Spell Check' (August 19, 2016)

Friday, August 19, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Patricia Sammon, born and raised in Canada, still carries with her many of the north country's spelling rules...

Walter Thames 'Mom's Pork Chops' (August 18, 2016)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Chef Walter Thames every now and then, finds himself craving the down-home cooking of his mother...

Kay Campbell 'Flipper' (August 17, 2016)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Kay Campbell is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner - if you've been thinking of heading to the beach for vacation, Kay dives in just ahead of you...

Allen Berry 'One Night in the City' (August 16, 2016)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Poet Allen Berry has been a fan of old and mostly dark movies for years...

Beth Thames 'She' (August 15, 2016)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Today in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner, Beth Thames gives us a tour of Kathryn Tucker Windham's last book with the simple title of "SHE" whom  Miss Kathryn claimed as her scapegoat in old age...

Rebecca Harbor Jones 'Blackgum' (August 12, 2016)

Friday, August 12, 2016

For poet Rebecca Harbor Jones, the changing of the seasons always offers new opportunities for Rebecca's literary skills!

Terri French 'Ripples and Waves' (August 11, 2016)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Terri French is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she enjoys writing in a form called haibun, a combination of prose and haiku -here's Terri with "Ripples and Waves."

Dave Trueb 'Poetry Is For Eating' (August 10, 2016)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Poet Dave Trueb is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he's convinced that poetry is for eating!

Nancy Compton Williams 'The Fawn Bewildered' (August 9, 2016)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Margaret Vann 'Homecoming' (August 8, 2016)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Susan Luther "Glory in the Flower" (August 5, 2016)

Friday, August 5, 2016

Poet Susan Luther says she knows very well who was President the year she was born, but as she's facing a landmark birthday, may not's her new verse, "Glory in the Flower."

Lisa Schneider "A New Job Description" (August 4, 2016)

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Lisa Schneider is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she and husband Kevin are getting ready to send their son Karl off to college, triggering memories which took Lisa back some seventeen years...

Ted Roberts "Cat with a Contract" (August 3, 2016)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Ted Roberts had to do a bit of negotiating, but he did manage to get a cat to write a contract - Ted's wife, Shirley, was a witness.  (Names have been changed to protect the innocent...).

Cindy Small "A Unique Birthday Party" (August 2, 2016)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

New Orleans native Cindy Small declares that a child's birthday party doesn't have to be average - in fact, it can be way off the charts!

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Fig Trees and June Bugs" (August 1, 2016)

Monday, August 1, 2016




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