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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James Miller Robinson 'Marionette Tango' (May 8, 2017)

Monday, May 8, 2017

Susan Luther 'Still Life with Grotto' (May 5, 2017)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Poet Susan Luther is featured in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she offers us her reading of "Still Life with Grotto" composed at Sacred Heart Monastery in Cullman, AL...

Rosalind Fellwock 'Wood-fired Stove' (May 4, 2017)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Rosalind Fellwock comes from a strong rural background, and has lots of good memories, one in particular about her mother's magic on the wood-fired stove...

Susan Guthrie 'Paint' (May 3, 2017)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Susan Hazen Guthrie is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she feels that poetry is the only way to explain the inexplicable, or at least poetry helps us try...

Judy Guerry 'Language Lessons' (May 2, 2017)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Following her graduation from college, SUNDIAL writer Judy Guerry lived in Honduras as part of a two-year international service program.  She had many adventures and learned many lessons.  Here's one of them...

Patti Patrick 'Karma, aka Gotcha!' (May 1, 2017)

Monday, May 1, 2017

Patti Patrick is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - what goes around often comes back again, as they say, and occasionally with a boomerang effect...

Jennifer Jonas 'Laura Beth' (April 28, 2017)

Friday, April 28, 2017

SUNDIAL writer and music therapist Jennifer Jonas remembers well the hope and inspiration given her by one of her students - here's Jennifer's story of Laura Beth who proved to be extra special...

David Little 'Birds & Bees Explanation' (April 27, 2017)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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?

Martena Koken 'A Master of Embroidery' (April 26, 2017)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Martena has enjoyed discovering the needlework talents of a man named Sam - a master of embroidery...

Leslie Nicole Thomas 'Moving the Piano' (April 25, 2017)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Poet Leslie Nicole Thomas has enjoyed creating a series based on her love of the piano - we'll hear the final chapter in her collection - "Moving the Piano."

Gail Hopson 'The Shackleton Expedition' (April 24, 2017)

Monday, April 24, 2017

SUNDIAL writer and visual artist Gail Hopson has captured the spirit of a British team of explorers...she enlisted the help of another friend for this ambitious project...

Joyce Billingsley 'Ruta and Me' (April 21, 2017)

Friday, April 21, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Joyce Billingsley recently received a precious gift in the form of a renewed childhood friendship...

Peggy Bilbro 'Not So Fiercely So' (April 20, 2017)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Poet Peggy Bilbro continues to find a blending of identities as she moves through this world...

Sara McDaris 'The Mother Tongue' (April 19, 2017)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sara McDaris reviews Bill Bryson's The Mother Tongue, and finds his in-depth look at our English language fascinating indeed!

John Anderson 'Sparky's Retreat" (April 18, 2017)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

John Anderson didn't always follow the advice he gave to his own children...

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Margaret Vann "Lady Baltimore Cake" (April 17, 2017)

Monday, April 17, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Margaret Vann has been sorting through her childhood memories - she walks us through her thought processes in her poem "Lady Baltimore Cake."

Beth Thames 'Spring Break for Grown-ups' (April 14, 2017)

Friday, April 14, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Beth Thames and her grandson recently made a new friend, one who was enjoying spring break as a member of a snowbird group...

Bill Case 'On Found Wisdom' (April 13, 2017)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bill Case takes center stage in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a family trip to Egypt offered Bill some unexpected wisdom...

Terri French 'Wallflower's Lament' (April 12, 2017)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Poet Terri French is featured in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she enjoys writing in a form called haibun, a combination of prose and haiku - here's Terri's "Wallflower's Lament."

Eugene Ham 'Hobos' (April 11, 2017)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Eugene Ham is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - retired from Lincoln County High School in Fayetteville, TN as a Latin teacher, he savors colorful tales of Lincoln County history...

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