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

Judy Guerry 'The Dogwood Tree' (January 5, 2018)

Friday, January 5, 2018

Judy Guerry is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she's a native of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Her "roots and wings" come out of her family and community near the Francis Marion National Forest. She learned much from her father - for Judy, the original "man who loved trees."

Rose Battle 'Flying' (January 4, 2018)

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Rose Battle takes center stage in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - when Rose and her 3-year-old son J.D. went to visit extended family in Pittsburgh, the flight became the stage for a couple of exciting adventures!

Paul Harrison 'Be It Resolved...' (January 3, 2018)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

SUNDIAL writer Paul Harrison is a minister in Madison - he loves to read old diaries, and recently he discovered a treasure trove of thoughts written down by a few well-known American statesmen...

Jennie McBride 'Glimpsing Generosity' (January 2, 2018)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Jennie McBride is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she remembers well her first introduction to poverty in her hometown of Milwaukee because of her father's efforts to bring relief to a family during the holidays...

Kathryn Tucker Windham 'Cornbread New Year' (January 1, 2018)

Monday, January 1, 2018

In this episode of The Sundial Writers Corner, we revisit a classic commentary from master storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham. Mrs. Windham reminds us how to get the New Year started off on the right foot and that there is at least one important rule that should always be followed. Never put sugar in the cornbread.

David Little 'School Bus Trip' (December 29, 2017)

Friday, December 29, 2017

David Little is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, and has a question for you...

Kay Campbell 'Counting Days' (December 28, 2017)

Thursday, December 28, 2017

In the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, essayist Kay Campbell is counting days...

Margaret Vann 'Habit' (December 27, 2017)

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Poet Margaret Vann is on a constant search for subject material - recently she found herself revisiting one of her favorite sites, and in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, Margaret shares her poem entitled "Habit."

Kem Roper 'Stretch' (December 26, 2017)

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Kem Roper is an English professor at Oakwood University - she's been on a real campaign to step out of her comfort zone, and seems to be making it at warp speed!

Judy Cameron 'Christmas Surprise' (December 22, 2017)

Friday, December 22, 2017

Judy Cameron was the winner of the very first Great SUNDIAL Write-Off here at WLRH - here's Judy's prize-winning Christmas remembrance...

David Hill 'On Christmas Eve' (December 21, 2017)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

David Hill brings a new voice to the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner - he remembers well, and relives every Christmas Eve, a special visit with his grandmother.

Leslie Nicole Thomas 'Baldwin, Part 1' (December 20, 2017)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Poet Leslie Nicole Thomas has enjoyed writing a series based on her love for the piano - here's the first in this collection "Baldwin."

Patti Patrick 'Santa's Dilemma' (December 19, 2017)

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Patti Patrick faced a real dilemma a few years back - what would you do if you discovered a weary Santa taking a nap in your bedroom? Patti had a quick solution, and she's agreed to share it with us!

Susan Luther 'Tree of Life' (December 18, 2017)

Monday, December 18, 2017

Monita Soni 'A Secret Garden' (December 15, 2017)

Friday, December 15, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Monita Soni takes us along on a magical journey to a city filled with light and love...

Walter Thames 'Cooking Chaos' (December 14, 2017)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Noted chef Walter Thames has decided to share the real story behind all those beautiful dishes he turns out each week...

Erin Reid 'Morning Witchcraft' (December 13, 2017)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Poet Erin Reid is featured in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she delights in the early hours of morning...

Beth Thames 'Aunt Betty's Gifts' (December 12, 2017)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Beth Thames and her family have fond memories of a favorite aunt who always seemed to live life on her own terms...

Joyce Billingsley 'Comfort of Coats' (December 11, 2017)

Monday, December 11, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Joyce Billingsley enjoys winter weather, and likes to focus on the comfort of coats - let's go shopping with our English rose...

Meenu Bhooshanan 'Find Your Passion' (December 8, 2017)

Friday, December 8, 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, Meenu has been told to "find your passion" - she's been working on it!




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