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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Peggy Bilbro "Secrets for a Long and Mostly Happy Marriage" (February 6, 2017)

Monday, February 6, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Peggy Bilbro has kindly offered to share her secrets  for a long and mostly happy marriage - get ready!

Joyce Billingsley "Blue Car Blues" (February 3, 2017)

Friday, February 3, 2017

SUNDIAL's English rose Joyce Billingsley is in the Writer's Corner today - adventures with husband Bill have always given color to her daily life - she calls this one "Blue Car Blues."

Lisa Schneider "Birdsongs" (February 2, 2017)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A woman of many talents, Lisa Schneider is able to produce the soundtracks of many birds, without even getting out her oboe...

Kathryn Tucker Windham "Kiss Me at the Gate" (February 1, 2017)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bill Case "Band Memories" (January 31, 2017)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bill Case, in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, has keen memories of time served in his high school band, not all of them inspirational...

Ted Roberts "Laundry" (January 30, 2017)

Monday, January 30, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Ted Roberts has a on-going concern about his wife Shirley - seems she's obsessed with laundry...

Jimmy Robinson "Beavers...Pond" (January 27, 2017)

Friday, January 27, 2017

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...

Rose Battle "Safe at Home" (January 26, 2017)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Rose Battle takes us back to her childhood, surrounded by adventure and love, especially from her Granny...

Beth Thames "The Burning Bowl" (January 25, 2017)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A friend introduced SUNDIAL writer Beth Thames to a very meaningful ceremony entering this new year...

Houston Hodges "Baby Chips" (January 24, 2017)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Rev. Houston Hodges has come up with quite an unusual idea for keeping track of our children...what do you think?

Anna Lee "The Car Loan" (January 23, 2017)

Monday, January 23, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Anna Lee learned how to be a "Happy Homemaker" and an "Efficiency Expert" after doing a favor for a relative - here's her story...

Margaret Vann "Under the Vernal Moon" (January 20, 2017)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Poet Margaret Vann is featured in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - her musings while driving brought her to some rather firm conclusions...

Melinda Gorham "Learn About CFS" (January 19, 2017)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Melinda Gorham is in the SUNDIAL WRiter's Corner today with some ill-gained insight into the disease know as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome...

Gail Hopson "Rudolph Rutledge" (January 18, 2017)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

In the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner, Gail Hopson has created a possible scenario for returning an historic home to its original glory...

Danny Lindsey "Drunk Butterflies" (January, 17, 2017)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Danny Lindsey remembers almost too well, his eager offer to help his sister with her Science Fair project - 

Monita Soni "Pink- India's Navy Blue " (January 16, 2017)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Leslie Nicole Thomas "Piano Row" (January 13, 2017)

Friday, January 13, 2017

Poet Leslie Nicole Thomas has composed a series based on her love for the piano - today we'll hear the second in this collection - "Piano Row."

Sallie Estes "Traveling with Mama" (January 12, 2017)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sallie Estes is well-known around the storytelling community for her Mama tales - she remembers the following adventure with Miss Sarah as a partial success...

Chris Ferguson "Original Thoughts" (January 11, 2017)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Chris Ferguson has been trying to realize his dream of having a truly original thought, but is realizing how difficult that really is…

Virginia Gilbert "Two Haiku About Fog" (January 10, 2017)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Poet Virginia Gilbert is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she collects memories from around the world, including two haiku about fog...




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