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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Rose Battle "Freddie the Great" (February 20, 2017)

Monday, February 20, 2017

In the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, animal lover Rose Battle pays tribute to her home companion, Freddie the Great...

Leslie Nicole Thomas "Sohmer and Co." (February 17, 2017)

Friday, February 17, 2017

Poet Leslie Nicole Thomas has constructed a series based on her love for the piano - today we'll hear part three in this collectiion...

Jennie McBride "GPS Salvation" (February 16, 2017)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Jennie McBride really thought that she and husband Jim had conquered the twisted highways and byways of travel - after all, they had invested in the latest equipment!

Erin Reid "Shape of Things to Come" (February 15, 2017)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Poet Erin Reid is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a friend encouraged her to see the shape of things that are...

Nancy Rohr "Coming and Going" (February 14, 2017)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Nancy Rohr, still living at Shady Pines, wants to share some comings and goings about her friends there, and what those friends have come to mean in her life...

Bonnie Roberts "Sarah Laughed" (February 13, 2017)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Poet Bonnie Roberts takes a peak into the future, and is amazed by the strange possibilities!

Martena Koken "Senioritis" (February 10, 2017)

Friday, February 10, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Martena Koken is harboring a few concerns about her ever-increasing "senior moments" - doesn't seem to be slowing her down though!

Rhonda Broyles "Return of Breath" (February 9, 2017)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Rhonda Broyles is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - when she encountered a grand show of an Alabama gardenia bush, Rhonda felt that she had arrived at her new home...

Dave Trueb "Does the Old Maple Dream?" (February 8, 2017)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Poet Dave Trueb occupys the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he continues his exploration of winter in the TN Valley...

Rebecca Moore "Mouth Exploration" (February 7, 2017)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Rebecca Moore is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a trip to her dentist posed a serious question...

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?




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