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

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...

Virginia Gilbert "Two Haiku About Fog" (August 28, 2017)

Monday, August 28, 2017

Poet Virginia is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she collects memories from around the world, including two haiku about fog...

Martena Koken "Northern Lights" (August 25, 2017)

Friday, August 25, 2017

Martena Koken comes from a proud line of Icelanders, people who so fiercely protect their heritage that even the process of naming a baby has to go before a committee!

Rita Monteiro "Water Babies" (August 24, 2017)

Thursday, August 24, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Rita Monteiro is a keen observer of her surroundings, whether she's on land or water...

Gail Hopson "Summer Plums" (August 23, 2017)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

SUNDIAL writer and traveler Gail Hopson recently found herself on a train in a lovely section of Italy  - she managed to make friends even though she didn't speak their native tongue...

Sri Bhooshanan "Dead Sea Live" (August 22, 2017)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sri Bhooshanan takes center stage in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he loves to travel, and one of his recent trips took him to the Kingdom of Jordan where he felt very much alive in the Dead Sea...

Susan Luther "Glory in the Flower" (August 21, 2017)

Monday, August 21, 2017

Poet Susan Luther says she knows very well who was President the year she was born, but, as she's facing a landmark birthday, may not confess...

Sara McDaris "Neighbors" (August 18, 2017)

Friday, August 18, 2017

TN Valley storyteller Sara McDaris is a nature lover. Recently while doing some serious yard work at her home, she found herself surrounded by helpful new friends - her own neighbors!

Dave Trueb "Fall Prelude" (August 17, 2017)

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Poet Dave Trueb is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, pondering on the coming of winter in the TN Valley...




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