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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Jennifer Jonas 'When Words Fail Us' (April 27, 2016)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Music Therapist Jennifer Jonas is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she discovered early on, that when words alone failed to reach a patient, singing would often open the door...

Wayne Holliday 'Society' (April 26, 2016)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

She was an inspiration to the women of her country when she was elected Great Britain's first female prime minister, but SUNDIAL writer Wayne Holliday disagrees with Margaret Thatcher's definition of "society."

Beth Thames 'Spring Break for Grown-ups' (April 25, 2016)

Monday, April 25, 2016

Beth Thames is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she and her grandson recently made a new friend, one who was enjoying spring break as a member of a Snowbird Association...

Cindy Small 'Big Hair' (April 22, 2016)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Cindy Small is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she'll never forget the sights, sounds and smells of a famous hair salon in her native New Orleans...

Erin Reid 'My South' (April 21, 2016)

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Poet Erin Reid is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner - a transplant from the west, she continues to feel a warm welcome in her chosen southern community...

Rose Battle 'Pennies From Heaven' (April 20, 2016)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Rose Battle is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - known as Sister Baby to her father, Rose found herself right in the middle of an important mission - that of gathering up cheerful givers...

James Miller Robinson 'First Class with Everette Maddox' (April 19, 2016)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Poet James Miller Robinson is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - for most of us, there's always one teacher who stands out in our memory banks....for whatever reason!

Patti Patrick 'The Wedding' (April 18, 2016)

Monday, April 18, 2016

Patti Patrick is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she has decided that a wedding can be a very interesting social experiment - you go expecting one thing, and are totally unprepared for what actually happens...

David Little "The Talk" (April 15, 2016)

Friday, April 15, 2016

David Little is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - when the time comes around for that very important talk with your children, who gets to tie the bell on the cat (so to speak)?

Rhonda Broyles "The Gardenia Bush" (April 14, 2016)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Rhonda Broyles is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - when she encountered a grand show of an Alabama gardenia bush, Rhonda knew she had arrived at her new home.

Margaret Vann "No Words" (April 13, 2016)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

 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...

Bill Case 'The Hunters' (April 12, 2016)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bill Case is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - his boyhood adventures with friends brought him lots of excitement, perhaps too much at times...

Bonnie Roberts 'The Innocent' (April 11, 2016)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Poet Bonnie Roberts is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she gives us a poem about complete innocence.  It's part of a series on imprinting and clues about our lives.

Kathryn Tucker Windham 'Superstitions' (April 1, 2016)

Friday, April 1, 2016

Beth Altenkirch 'An Unusual Premium' (April 8, 2016)

Friday, April 8, 2016

Beth Altenkirch is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today with her remembrance of an unusual offer from her favorite radio station - that's WLRH, of course!

Nancy Rohr 'Even More Encouragement!' (April 7, 2016)

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Jennifer Jonas 'Encouragement to Support WLRH' (April 6, 2016)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Jennifer Jonas has been using her music for 25 years to touch the lives of children and seniors. She was born in Canada, and now practices her music therapy work in her adopted city of Huntsville.

Susan Luther 'Spring' (April 5, 2016)

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Poet Susan Luther is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - as  spring flowers cover the TN Valley, Susan offers us her appreciation of a rogue plant amidst the blossoms...

Houston Hodges 'Just Two More Sips' (April 4, 2016)

Monday, April 4, 2016

Houston Hodges is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - his memories of his mother include one of her very favorite phrases - one Houston finds himself using on occasion...

Monita Soni 'Bangles for Mother' (March 31, 2016)

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Monita Soni is featured in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner at 9:30 with a repeat at 6:44 during All Things Considered - Monita brings a gift of bangles for her mother.




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