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 "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. 

Sundial Writers Corner "Paul Harrison" (11-19-2018)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Sundial Writer Paul Harrison uses a story about his Dad's childhood to illustrate the Power of Kindness.

Sundial Writers Corner "Susan Luther" (11/11/2018)

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Sundial Writers Contributor Susan Luther allows us to join us in a moment of observation of life in the world around her.

Sundial Writers Corner "Rachel Gregory" (11/5/2018)

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Poet, business analyst and cellist Rachel Gregory brings us two poems this week on the SWC, one portraying a lovely moment in late afternoon, the other a study of personal relationships. 

Sundial Writers Corner "Jimmy Robinson" (10-29-2018)

Monday, October 29, 2018

Sundial Contributor Jimmy Robinson takes us with him on a journey to Spain, where he has a lifelong dream come true.

The Sundial Writers Corner "Kathryn Tucker Windham" (10/22/18)

Sunday, October 21, 2018

This week we bring you two stories from Kathryn Tucker Windham: one of a long lost autumn tradition, and one about the ghost named Jeffrey that shares her life.

The Sundial Writers Corner "Sara McDaris" (10/15/2018)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Sundial Writer Sara McDaris brings us a story that combines the whimsy of a fairy tale with the practicality of our everyday lives.

The Sundial Writers Corner "Eugene Ham" (10-8-18)

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Sundial contributor Eugene Ham reminds us that "anybody who produces an utterance in a lnaguage has an accent!"

Sundial Writers Corner 'Collin Williams" (10/1/18)

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Huntsville Literary Association's Young Writer's Contest Winner Collin Williams tells an underwater tale of transition.

Sundial Writers Corner "Rose Battle" 9/24/2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

Sundial Writers Corner contributor Rose Battle weaves a tale of mistaken identity that goes on for years.

Sundial Writers Corner "Joyce Billingsley" (9/13/18)

Thursday, September 13, 2018

This time in the Sundial Writers Corner we feature Joyce Billingsley, who developed her poers of observation during her time as a community columnist for the Huntsville Times.  In this episode, she wonders of the Queen would be amused or upset at her experiences on the high seas.

Sundial Writers Corner 'Walter Thames' (9/10/18)

Monday, September 10, 2018

In this edition of the Sundial Writers Corner, we feature Walter Thames, a lifelong cook who, after a career that had nothing to do with food, is now indulging an obsession with cuisine, recipes and cooking. He currently runs a healthy meal preparation and catering service called What’s for Supper. Walter regularly contributes his reflections on cooking and a life spent enjoying good food on WLRH.

Sundial Writers Corner "Monita Soni - Nighttime Sky" (9/3/18)

Thursday, September 6, 2018

In this episode of the Sundial Writer's Corner, Monita Soni tells us about the summer night sky of her childhood in India and how she reflects back on it from her new home in the Tennessee Valley.




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