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. 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. The Sundial Writers Corner airs Mondays at 9am, right after Morning Edition. There will also be special Sundial segments during The Public Radio Hour Thursday nights at 7pm!

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Listen to Past Episodes

Sundial Writers Corner "Michael Guillebeau" (4/29/2019)

Monday, April 29, 2019

Sundial Writer Michael Guillebeau brings us a trilogy of poems that describe his Father, one of the original von Braun scientists. 

Sundial Writers Corner "Rose Battle" (4/22/2019)

Monday, April 22, 2019

Sundial contributor Rose Battle steps on to the stage this week for a story about her strong, strong Daddy.

Sundial Writers Corner "Ted Roberts" (4/15/2019)

Monday, April 15, 2019

Sundial Contributor Ted Roberts was surprised by the upbeat attitude that pervaded the chemo ward where he received treatment.

Sundial Writers Corner "Johanna Kirsch Wilson" (4/8/2019)

Monday, April 8, 2019

Sundial writer Johanna Kirsch Wilson looks at light through a child's eyes.

Sundial Writers Corner "Kathryn Tucker Windham" (3-25-2019)

Monday, March 25, 2019

This week, the Sundial Writers Corner returns to our trove of commentaries by Alabama's master storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham, who muses on one of the first signs of spring.

Sundial Writers Corner "Peggie Tucker" (3-18-2019)

Monday, March 18, 2019

In this week's episode, Sundial Contributor Peggie Tucker lays out her expectations for the afterlife.

Sundial Writers Corner "Mariah Beachboard" 3-11-19

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Sundial Writer Mariah Beachboard shares a love story based on the Japanese art of Kintsugi: broken objects are not something to hide--but display with pride.

Sundial Writers Corner "Virginia Gilbert" (3/4/2019)

Monday, March 4, 2019

Poet Virginia Gilbert takes center stage in the Sundial Writers Corner today, bringing us observations of fog, other families, and other selves.

Sundial Writers Corner "Jessica Temple" (2-25-2019)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Sundial writer Jessica Temple lets us all in on the advice she has for "the girl who now lives in my room".

Sundial Writers Corner "Ron Warren" (2-18-2019)

Monday, February 11, 2019

Sundial Writer Ron Warren shares a cozy afternoon spent around his kitchen table with family members present and future.

Sundial Writers Corner "Beth Thames" (2/11/2019)

Monday, February 11, 2019

Sundial writer Beth Thames has a recipe for marital success.

Sundial Writers Corner "Allen Berry" (2/4/2019)

Monday, February 4, 2019

Allen Berry brings us three poems about love, sleepwalking, and his unfulfilled dream of being a jazz trumpet player.

Sundial Writers Corner "Anna Lee" (1/28/19)

Sunday, January 27, 2019

When Sundial Writer Anna Lee tried to make a charitable contribution, things got out of hand!

Sundial Writers Corner "John Davis" (1/21/2019)

Sunday, January 20, 2019

While living overseas as a counterintelligence officer with the Army, Sundial contributor John Davis became interested in all those who served as unofficial ambassadors for our country.

Sundial Writers Corner "Paulette Dickerson" (1-14-2019)

Monday, January 14, 2019

Sundial Writer Paulette Dickerson remembers a golden opportunity from her childhood as a latch-key kid, and encourages us to "dance like everyone is watching"!

Sundial Writers Corner "Sri Booshanan" (1/7/2019)

Monday, January 7, 2019

Sundial Writer Sri Booshanan relishes his time spent behind the wheel with his daughter Meenu as he watches her grow into a young lady. 

Sundial Writers Corner "Wayne Holliday" (12/31/2018)

Monday, December 31, 2018

Sundial Writer Wayne Holliday calculates the value of a good teacher, and comes to the conclusion that society doesn't appreciate them nearly enough!

Sundial Writers Corner "Kathryn Tucker Windham" (12/17/2018)

Monday, December 17, 2018

Alabama's treasured storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham remembers a time when her Christmas dream came true--miracles come about in many ways!

Sundial - Rose Battle "Three Miles Back" [12/10/18]

Monday, December 10, 2018

In this episode of the Sundial Writers Corner, Rose Battle shares a story of Christmas, three miles back, on Battle Hill where she spent her childhood amid adventures, colorful relatives, and a menagerie of pets.

Sundial Writers Corner "Melissa Ford Thornton" (12/3/2018)

Thursday, November 29, 2018

On this week's episode of Sundial Writers Corner, Melissa Ford Thornton enters the holiday season somewhat reluctantly, but finds that revisiting childhood memories warms her heart. 




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