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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Joe Estes "The Cake" (Oct. 10, 2014)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Joe Estes is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - some wags routinely choose to tell "Mother-in-Law" jokes, but Joe's Mom-in-Law, Miss Sarah never quite fit the mold of these jokesters - here's Joe Estes with his own family story he's called "The Cake."

Sallie Estes "Partners"

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sallie Estes is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she remembers well her first paying job, but unfortunately, so did her friend, Jimmy...

Houston Hodges "Ice Bucket Challenge" (Oct. 8, 2014)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Houston Hodges is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he seriously considered taking the ice bucket challenge supporting ALS research...

Rosalind Fellwock "Ice Bucket Challenge" (Oct. 7, 2014)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Rosalind Fellwock is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today with a very moving story about the generosity of people from all parts of our country...literally thousands have taken the Ice Bucket Challenge!!!

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Red Horse Fishing" (Oct. 6th, 2014)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Ted Roberts "Yom Kippur - a Fable" (Oct. 3, 2014)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Ted Roberts is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - Ted has become known as a creator of Biblical fables, and here's his offering on this special day of Yom Kipper...

James Miller Robinson "Beavers at Jodaba Pond" (Oct. 2, 2014)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Poet James Miller Robinson is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - during a recent nature walk, he entered the world of the busy beaver...

Rebecca Moore "Public Speaking" (Oct. 1, 2014)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rebecca Moore is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today -she's been pondering on recommended guidelines for public speaking - really, all you need is a punchy introduction, a few main points and a decent conclusion - right??

Anand Monteiro "Metamorphosis of a Math Mentor" (Sept. 30, 2014)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Anand Monteiro, a former Huntsville resident and an engineering graduate of UAH, reflects back on his mentoring skills with his teen-age sons - a gradual process, to be sure...

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Riding The Bus" (Sept. 29, 2014)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Kem Roper "Grandma" (Sept. 26, 2014)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Kem Roper is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today with a tribute to Alice the Great, her grandmother, who was small in size but huge in spirit...

Jim Owens "On Dogs ..." (Sept. 25, 2014)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Joyce Billingsly "OddJob's Hat" (Sept 24, 2014)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Margaret Vann "False Spring" (Sept. 23, 2014)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Poet Margaret Vann is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - no matter the season, we're likely to find Margaret in her wildflower garden...

Kathryn Tucker Windham "September Gales" (Sept. 22, 2014)

Monday, September 22, 2014

As usual, Kathryn Tucker Windham is in the Monday version of the Sundial Writers Corner. As this commentary was recorded back in 2003, a big storm was blowing around her home in Selma, Alabama. It reminded her of what they used to call ‘September Gales’, and what her family would do when they arrived …

Bill Case "The Gift of Sound" (Sept. 19, 2014)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Bill Case is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - during a recent trip to New York, he experienced an unexpected series of encounters related to his lifelong fascination with sound...

Sara McDaris "Whale Watching" (Sept. 18, 2014)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Susan Guthrie "Family of Nebraska" (Sept. 17, 2014)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Susan Guthrie is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she takes us back to her midwestern roots with her poem Family of Nebraska...

Walter Thames "Cooking Organization" (Sept. 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Garden No Good" (Sept. 15, 2014)

Monday, September 15, 2014




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