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 6:44pm 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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Margaret Vann "Alabama Depression" (June 29, 2015)

Monday, June 29, 2015

Poet Margaret Vann is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she takes us back to the year 1933 as one of Margaret's students opens her mother's journal...

 

Rosalind Fellwock "No Funereal Funeral" (June 26, 2015)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Rosalind Fellwock gives us a very colorful description of what is usually a very solemn occasion,,,

Bill Case "Canoe Drama" (June 25, 2015)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Bill Case is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he recalls a coming-of-age adventure in the sands and salt flats of Florida...

 

Rebecca Harbor Jones "Hand Mirror" (June 24, 2015)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Poet Rebecca Harbor Jones is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she treasures family stories which Rebecca sees as gifts to her and her generation...

 

Nancy Darnall "Boating Accident" (June 23, 2015)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Nancy Darnall is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - the following story of a boating accident is based on true events in Nancy's life which did, in fact, turn out all right.

 

Jimmy Robinson "Ode To The Toes" (June 22, 2015)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Poet James Miller Robinson is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he's been conducting a serious study on human anatomy, with a particular focus on toes...

 

Jennie McBride "Glimpse of Generosity" (June 19, 2015)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Jennie McBride is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she remembers well her first introduction to poverty in her hometown of Milwaukee in her father's efforts to bring relief to a family. Jennie offers us a glimpse into generosity...

 

Joe Berry "Sacred Harp" (June 18, 2015)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Martena Koken "Time Dilation" (June 17, 2015)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Martena Koken is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - being raised on an island causes one to spend lots of time exploring that very subject - time.

Terri French "Ripples and Waves" (June 16, 2015)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Houston Hodges "Why Do We Die?" (June 15, 2015)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Houston Hodges is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he always has important life questions to ponder, but his latest is one of the bigger ones...

 

Walter Thames "Try My Recipe" (June 12, 2015)

Friday, June 12, 2015

Chef Walter Thames is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he's assembled quite a collection of tasty recipes, most of which remain in Walter's head...

Susan Luther "MO Road Trip" (June 11, 2015)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Allen Berry "A Jazz Dictionary" (June 10, 2015)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Allen Berry is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he offers up his own definitions of our most American music form - Jazz!

 

Patti Patrick "On National Parks" (June 9, 2015)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Patti Patrick is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she is very aware of how nature speaks to us in mysterious and always memorable ways...

 

Nancy Rohr "Shady Pines Staff" (June 8, 2015)

Monday, June 8, 2015

Local historian Nancy Rohr is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she continues to document her own life story which has involved moving on up, to the fifth floor, that is...

 

Beth Thames "Walk In The Woods" (June 5, 2015)

Friday, June 5, 2015

HLA Young Writers - Megan Zecher "The Violinist" (June 4, 2015)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Megan Zecher was awarded First Place in the Senior Poetry Division of the 2015 Huntsville Literary Association's Young Writers Contest.  She is the daughter of David and Karen Zecher.

 

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. 

 

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