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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Daniel Schenker "Old Homeplace" (Oct. 9, 2015)

Friday, October 9, 2015

Daniel Schenker is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a recent loss leads him to reflect on our attachment to the place we called home.

Terri French "Fit To Be Tied" (Oct. 8, 2015)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Terri French is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she enjoys combining haiku and prose in a form called haibun (boon) - this narrative, Fit to be Tied, is told in the voice of a young Southern boy named JT Blankenship while the haiku are in the voice of the author.

Anita Burt "Child In The Yard" (Oct. 7, 2015)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Anita Burt is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - difficult circumstances a few years ago brought her to enter college as a single mother of 2 - Anita reflects on time spent at her Grandmother's home in Louisville, KY - is she still just a child in the yard?

Jamie Dodson 'Southern Lexicon' (Oct. 6, 2015)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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

Lisa Schneider "Pies" (Oct. 5, 2015)

Monday, October 5, 2015

Lisa Schneider is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she enjoys sifting through family memories of pies, pies, and even more pies!

Nancy Rohr "The Joy Of Rehab" (Oct. 2, 2015)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Nancy Rohr is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she recently recovered very successfully from surgery, and even the rehabilitation!

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Playing The Bones" (Oct. 1, 2015)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Nancy Darnell "The Blood Advantage" (Sept. 30, 2015)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Nancy Darnall is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a tale from her childhood reminded Nancy that a bloody nose (or chin) could carry real advantages...

Dave Trueb "Seventh Day of Fall" (Sept. 29, 2015)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Poet Dave Trueb is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he says farewell to summer in anticipation of fall...

Sara McDaris 'Four Seasons in Rome' (Sept. 28, 2015)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sara McDaris is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she's always immersed in books of every variety, and takes us along for a year in Rome with author Anthony Doerr and his family...

Walter Thames "Why I Cook" (Sept. 25, 2015)

Friday, September 25, 2015

Monita Soni "Ricki and the Flash" (Sept. 23, 2015)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Susan Luther 'Preserves' (Sept. 22, 2015)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Poet Susan Luther is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - her mother, a true pioneer woman, filled the family's basement with preserves of all kinds, which now include precious memories for Susan and her siblings...

Jennie McBride 'Snow' (Sept. 21, 2015)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Jennie McBride is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she and her family have lived from one coast to another, and although they've now chosen to settle in the deep south, every now and then, Jennie still finds herself longing for a true winter wonderland.

Joe Berry "The Magic of Storytelling" (Sept. 18, 2015)

Friday, September 18, 2015

Ted Roberts "Thoughts of a Cat" (Sept. 17, 2015)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Barbara Kirkpatrick "Eating Out In Greece" (Sept. 16, 2015)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Joyce Billingsley "Nettle Tea" (Sept. 15, 2015)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Danny Lindsey "A Baseball Tale" (Sept. 14, 2015)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Rhonda Broyles "Cookie Cutter Ruins?" (Sept. 11, 2015)

Friday, September 11, 2015




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