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

Eugene Ham "Hominy and Hogs" (September 25, 2017)

Monday, September 25, 2017

Eugene Ham is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - retired from Fayetteville High School as a Latin teacher, he savors colorful tales of Lincoln County history...

Dave Trueb "Winter Protest" (September 22, 2017)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Poet Dave Trueb enjoys writing about the seasons - he chose winter as the subject of this verse...

John Anderson "The Barbecue" (September 21, 2017)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

SUNDIAL writer John Anderson's family stories always include the tale of Big Edmund and the Barbecue.

Monita Soni "A Grandson's Love" (September 20, 2017)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Monita Soni is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she shares a memorable conversation with her grandson - love was in the air...

Patricia Sammon "Gift of Blarney" (September 19, 2017)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Patricia Sammon has been contemplating the gift of blarney - it's in the heart of every great story!

Chris Ferguson "A Cat Story" (September 18, 2017)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Chris Ferguson is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he has always had a fondness for cats, and much to his surprise, his current feline friend propelled Chris into a TV star...well, a minor one.

Bill Case "Too Far from the Main Road" (September 15, 2017)

Friday, September 15, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Bill Case remembers a recent journey where he feared he had wandered a bit too far from the main road...

Margaret Vann "Dance Class" (September 14, 2017)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Poet Margaret Vann is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - her childhood memories have taken her back to Miss Irene's dance class...

Jessica Temple "Quilting" (September 13, 2017)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Jessica Temple pays tribute to her grandmother in her poem "Quilting."

Meenu Bhooshanan "A Passion" (September 12, 2017)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Meenu Bhooshanan takes center stage in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she's been a student for 12 years now, and all throughout her school days, she's been told to "find your passion." Meenu's working on it!

Sallie Estes "An Ordinary Day" (September 11, 2017)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Although she may not have realized it at the time, SUNDIAL writer Sallie Estes experienced extraordinary days with her parents while growing up in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

Barbara Kirkpatrick "For the Love of Trees" (September 8, 2017)

Friday, September 8, 2017

Long-time listener and supporter Barbara Kirkpatrick is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she takes us on a tour of trees she has loved, both as a child and now surrounded by tall stately residents of her adopted Huntsville home...

Walter Thames "Mom's Pork Chops" (September 7, 2017)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Chef Walter Thames in in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - every now and again he finds himself craving the down-home cooking of his mother...

Wayne Holliday "That's Life!" (September 6, 2017)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Could we really be related to an oak tree?  SUNDIAL writer Wayne Holliday has found evidence that convinces him that all life on our planet is related...

Jimmy Robinson "A Tropical Garden" (September 5, 2017)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Poet James Miller Robinson takes us for a stroll through the micro-world of a tropical garden in today's SUNDIAL Writer's Corner...

Joyce Billingsley "Blue Car Blues" (September 4, 2017)

Monday, September 4, 2017

SUNDIAL's English rose is in the Writer's Corner today - adventures with husband Bill have always given color to her daily life...

Kathryn Tucker Windham "September Gales" (September 1, 2017)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Allen Berry "She Said..." (August 31, 2017)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Allen Berry remembers a conversation with a young friend who had strong opinions (negative) about boys...

Rose Battle "Bananahead Ascends" (August 30, 2017)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Rose Battle enjoys sharing family memories, one of which includes a lesson on heavenly ascension...

Cindy Small "Obsessively Excessive" (August 29, 2017)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

SUNDIAL Cindy Small feels that a vanity table can be a crucial item if you live for glamour...




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