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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HLA Young Writers - Johnathan Hampton 'Season's Counsel' (June 3, 2015)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Fourteen-year-old Johnathan Hampton was awarded First Place in the Junior Short Story Division of the 2015 Huntsville Literary Association's Young Writer's Contest.  He's the son of John and Vananda Hampton, and has a big brother, Zach. 

HLA Young Writers - Katie Ingram "The Kite" & Aparna Bhooshanan "Celestial Grace" (June 2, 2015)

Friday, May 29, 2015

This morning, we'll hear the First Place winners in the Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary Poetry Divisions of the Huntsville Literary Association's Young Writers' Contest.  First up at the WLRH microphone is Katie Ingram who was awarded First Place in the Lower Elementary Poetry Division of the HLA's 2015 contest.  

Aparna Bhooshanan was the Upper Elementary Poetry winner in the 2015 HLA's Young Writer's Contest with her submission "Celestial Grace."  She is the daughter of Sri and Parvathy Bhooshanan and has an older sister, Meenu. 


Kathryn Tucker Windham "Obituaries" (June 1, 2015)

Monday, June 1, 2015

Rebecca Moore "Dog In Chicago" (May 29, 2015)

Friday, May 29, 2015

Rebecca Moore is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - when she and her husband decided to take their dog along on a trip to a big city up north, they were flooded with lasting impressions, as was the dog!


Rhonda Broyles "On Porch Sitting ..." (May 28, 2015)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Rhonda Broyles is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she's looking forward to lots of porch-sitting on these mild Alabama evenings...

Ted Roberts "The Howler" (May 27, 2015)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ted Roberts is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner - he expends a good amount of energy pondering on the hard questions in life, like for instance...

Peggy Bilbro "I Still Follow The Seasons" (May 26, 2015)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Peggy Bilbro is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she's a retired educator and an active poet who continues to find hope whereever she may be...


Bill Case "The Abbey" (May 25, 2015)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Bill Case is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he received an unexpected gift during a visit to a Trappist Monastery in Kentucky.


Joyce Billingsley "Oddjob's Hat" (May 22, 2015)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Danny Lindsey "Quilts" (May 21, 2015)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Danny Lindsey is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - everyday is a celebration of Mother's Day for Danny - his story begins in late summer in the year 1900...

Rose Battle "Family Support" (May 19, 2015)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Rose Battle takes center stage in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she savors her childhood memories growing up with 3 siblings where life centered on politics and sports...

Erin Reid "Sugar People" (May 18, 2015)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Erin Reid is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she is part of the Coweeta Poets group, and on occasion, has been given a specific subject to explore...

Houston Hodges "Therapy" (May 15, 2015)

Friday, May 15, 2015

Houston Hodges is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he and wife Pat recently took up residency in their new home, one which offers all kind of advantages...



Monita Soni "A Welcoming Home" (May 14, 2015)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Monita Soni is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - her family home in India provided a warm haven for all who might visit, thanks to her father.


Dave Trueb "Poetry Is For Eating" ( May 13, 2015)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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


Kay Campbell "Saying Goodbye" (May 12, 2015)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

In the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, Kay Campbell picks up the phone, and can't remember how to put it down...

James Miller Robinson "Operating Instructions" (May 11, 2015)

Monday, May 11, 2015

Poet James Miller Robinson is in the Sundial Writer's Corner today - camping out with his family seemed like a fine idea at the time...

Walter Thames "Cooking Chaos" (May 8, 2015)

Friday, May 8, 2015

Chef Walter Thames is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - listen carefully because he's about to share the real story behind all those beautiful dishes he turns out each week...

Barbara Kirkpatrick "How Mother Managed" (May 7, 2015)

Thursday, May 7, 2015

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...


Margaret Vann "No Words" (May 6, 2015)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Margaret Vann is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - the spring season always brings out the poetry in Margaret's soul, even though the words might remain silent...




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