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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Judy Cameron "Christmas Memory" (December 22, 2016)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

"...and when I woke up, there he was, sitting on the foot of the bed" was the essential phrase used by Judy Cameron in the first ever SUNDIAL Writing Contest years and years ago - Judy was declared the winner!

Dave Trueb "Fall Prelude" (December 21, 2016)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Poet Dave Trueb is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, pondering on the coming of winter in the TN Valley...

Rebecca Moore "Disney - Day Five" (December 20, 2016)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

During the holiday season, many families find themselves headed for Disney World, and SUNDIAL Writer Rebecca Moore was no exception.  She kept a detailed journal of her Disney experience, and today we'll hear her final impressions of the Magic Kingdom...


Jimmy Robinson "The Voice of Gardel" (December 19, 2016)

Monday, December 19, 2016

Poet James Miller Robinson was inspired by a member of our staff who chose just the right piece of music for Jimmy's taste!

Rose Battle "Christmas, 3 Miles Back" (December 16, 2016)

Friday, December 16, 2016

Rose Battle is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she enjoys sifting through her childhood memories, including this one which Rose remembers as "Christmas, 3 Miles Back!"

Ted Roberts "Chanukah and Christmas" (December 15, 2016)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Ted Roberts offers us an in-depth look at the similarities between Chanukah and Christmas...

Rita Monteiro "Love Above the Clouds" (December 14, 2016)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

When SUNDIAL writer Rita Monteiro and husband Hubert were on a holiday in the south of France a few years ago, they were privileged to be on the receiving end of a true love story which Rita has chosen to call Love Above the Clouds - 

Kim Roper "Alice-the-Great" (December 13, 2016)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kem Roper is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today with a tribute to her grandmother, Alice the Great, who was small in size but huge in spirit...


Patti Patrick "Santa's Dilemma" (December 12, 2016)

Monday, December 12, 2016

SUNDIAL writer Patti Patrick faced a real dilemma a few years back - what would you do should you discover a weary Santa taking a nap in your bedroom?  Patti had a quick solution, and she's agreed to share it with us!

Susan Luther "Tree of Life" (December 9, 2016)

Friday, December 9, 2016

Susan Luther is especially grateful to be a part of the Coweeta Poets, who are working on a presentation and collection of poems that give voice to women who've been silenced by tradition.  In the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, here's Susan reading her poem, "Tree of Life."

Jennifer Jonas "Doris Gives Hope" (December 8, 2016)

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Music therapist Jennifer Jonas does a little self examination about her choice of professions...

Jamie Dodson "Southern Lexicon" (December 7, 2016)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Jamie Dodson is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - although he has lived in many parts of the world, he has finally found a place to settle - his commentary could be called "A Yankee Comes Home."

Leslie Nicole Thomas "Baldwin" (December 6, 2016)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Poet Leslie Nicole Thomas is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - her memories take her back to the joys of playing a piano…

Rosalind Fellwock "Attitude of Gratitude" (December 5, 2016)

Monday, December 5, 2016

Rosalind Fellwock is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - for several decades now, she's been observing simple acts of courtesy coupled with words of gratitude, making our world a better place...

Houston Hodges "Secret of the Universe" (December 2, 2016)

Friday, December 2, 2016

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

Peggy Bilbro "Thinking in Circles" (December 1, 2016)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Poet Peggy Bilbro is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, and has a question for WLRH listeners - do you find yourself thinking in circles?

Cindy Small "May I Cut In?" (November 30, 2016)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

SUNDIAL Writer Cindy Small can still hear clearly her mother's admonitions to the hapless folks who were also in the cafeteria line waiting to be served...

Wayne Holliday "Reason" (November 29, 2016)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Just recently, SUNDIAL writer Wayne Holliday learned that horses can read, and has begun to wonder if we humans are really aware of just how similar we really are to our four-footed friends...

Becky Dethero "Fireflies and Oil Lamps" (November 28, 2016)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Becky Dethero grew up in East TN, and enjoys sharing memories of her upbringing in the Appalachian foothills - in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, Becky remembers fireflies and oil lamps, all bringing light.

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Thanksgiving Day" (November 24, 2016)

Thursday, November 24, 2016




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