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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Cindy Small "Young Eyes" (July 20, 2015)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Cindy Small is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she decided years ago that creating short stories was far more critical than pursuing an advanced degree - here's Cindy's true story of her mother's driving techniques...


Houston Hodges "Pulpit Accidents" (July 17, 2015)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Houston Hodges is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he remembers very clearly a few of the pulpit accidents he and his fellow pastors have experienced over the years!


Gail Hopson "Sequoyah" (July 16, 2015)

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Gail Hopson is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a roadside historical marker left a strong impression on her.  With this true story, Gail celebrates her Cherokee roots.


Frances Akridge "JT, the Cobbler" (July 15, 2015)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Frances Akridge is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she's discovered another benefit of keeping her shoes in good repair...


Beth Thames "Books for the Beach" (July 14, 2015)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

When Beth Thames heads for the beach, she always includes in her packing, lots of good reading material!

Wayne Holliday 'Grim Reaper' (July 13, 2015)

Monday, July 13, 2015

Wayne Holliday is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner - he believes that life can be tragic, or humorous, or delightful, and confesses that he does, on occasion, read the obituaries.


Danny Lindsey "Kiki" (July 10, 2015)

Friday, July 10, 2015

Danny Lindsey is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - as a boy, he was convinced that he had a lifelong partner in his feathered friend, Kiki...

Rose Battle "Dr. Pepper Horse Trader" (July 9, 2015)

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Rose Battle takes center stage in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she savors her childhood memories growing up with 3 siblings where life centered around politics and sports - here's Rose to tell us about the Dr. Pepper Horse Trader...


Stephan Onisick "Long Lost Relatives" (July 8, 2015)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Sara McDaris "Water Crow" (July 7, 2015)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sara McDaris is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she recently had a meaningful encounter with a Taos Pueblo teller of tales...

Joyce Billingsley "Rita and Me" (July 6, 2015)

Monday, July 6, 2015

Joyce Billingsley is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she recently was given a precious gift - the renewal of a childhood friendship...


Susan Hazen Guthrie "O, Kitchen Floor" (July 3, 2015)

Friday, July 3, 2015

Poet Susan Hazen Guthrie is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - occasionally her memories take her back to preparing  for holiday meals which, in addition to the bountiful table, could also focus on the floor!!


Daniel Schenker "On Retiring ..." (July 2, 2015)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Daniel Schenker is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he finds himself entering yet another of life's major passages...

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Attic Fans Are Cool" (July 1, 2015)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Monita Soni "A Father's Encouragement" (June 30, 2015)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Monita Soni is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - memories of her father keep flooding back in such positive ways...he was always present with an encouraging word...


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.





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