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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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...


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...

Lisa Schneider 'On Pies' (April 10, 2017)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Lisa Schneider enjoys sifting through family memories of pies, pies, and even more pies!

Joe Estes 'We Were There' (April 7, 2017)

Friday, April 7, 2017

Joe Estes is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - recently, he and wife Sallie were the recipients of some astounding musical memories...

Patricia Sammon 'Reliability' (April 6, 2017)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Patricia Sammon finds the concept of reliability foremost in her mind as she listens to WLRH Public Radio...


Beth Altenkirch 'A Fundraising Offer' (April 5, 2017)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Beth Altenkirch is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today with her remembrance of an unusual offer from her favorite radio station - that's WLRH, of course!

Kay Campbell 'A Good Read' (April 4, 2017)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Kay Campbell is in the SUNDIAL Writer's today - she finds herself hungry for a good read...

Melissa Ford Thornton 'Lunch Box' (April 3rd, 2017)

Monday, April 3, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Melissa Ford Thornton recently received a friend request on social media - a request that opened the door to special childhood memories...

Rose Battle 'Davoo's Two Cents Worth' (March 31, 2017)

Friday, March 31, 2017

A true teller of family tales, Rose Battle's titles are very bit as descriptive as the actual stories, for instance "Davoo Puts in His 2 Cents Worth..."

Patti Patrick 'National Parks' (March 30, 2017)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Patti Patrick is very aware of how nature can speak to us in mysterious and memorable ways...

Allen Berry 'Last Night' (March 29, 2017)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Allen Berry often finds himself alert in the very darkest hour of the night  when his creative juices seem to flow the best - he calls this poem "Last Night."




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