Sundial Writers Corner

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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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

Rebecca Moore "Disney Journal, Day 2" (July 29, 2016)

Friday, July 29, 2016

Droves of parents and their offspring head for Disney World every summer, and Rebecca Moore is no exception - she kept a journal throughout her Disney Experience.

Jimmy Robinson "Yachting on a Lower Branch of Rio Parana" (July 28, 2016)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

James Miller Robinson has lived within two cultures since his days as a Spanish student at the University of Alabama – he recently spent a few days in Argentina, gathering up these memories…

David Little "The Talk" (July 27, 2016)

Wednesday, July 27, 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)?

Gail Hopson 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" (July 26, 2016)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Gail Hopson is back to writing poetry after teaching a short course for the OLLI program at UAH.  She likes the way poems sit on a page of paper.

Nancy Rohr 'Comings and Goings' (July 25, 2016)

Monday, July 25, 2016

Our friend Nancy Rohr, still living at Shady Pines, wants to share some comings and goings about her friends there, and what they have come to mean to her.

Joyce Billingsley "Summer Stories" (July 22, 2016)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Our English rose, Joyce Billingsley, usually enjoys her life here in the deep south, except during these days of high humidity...

Danny Lindsey "Voters at Last" (July 21, 2016)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Danny Lindsey is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today – all this election activity brought back vivid memories of an earlier time and a profoundly important event to young Danny.




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