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

Rosalind Fellwock "Cheating Santa Claus" (July 25, 2017)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Rosalind Fellwock has the Christmas spirit every day of the year, and recalls a story from her childhood which always caused laughter when told...

Carson Clark "Grandmother's Moon Rock" (July 24, 2017)

Monday, July 24, 2017


As a child, SUNDIAL writer Carson Clark was given a precious gift by his grandmother, one not easily replicated...

Ted Roberts "On Laundry" (July 21, 2017)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Ted Roberts is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he has a chronic concern about wife Shirley - it's her obsession with laundry...

Daniel Schenker "Circus Leaves Town" (July 20, 2017)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Daniel Schenker offers a brief elegy for a soon-to-be-extinct American institution...

Sara McDaris "Western Wedding" (July 19, 2017)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Peggy Bilbro "Secrets... Happy Marriage" (July 18, 2017)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Peggy Bilbro has kindly offered to share her secrets fo a long and mostly happy marriage...

Patricia Sammon "Spell Check" (July 17, 2017)

Monday, July 17, 2017

Born and raised in Canada, Patricia Sammon still carries with her many of the north country's spelling rules...

Walter Thames "On Brown Food" (July 14, 2017)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Noted chef Walter Thames has been pondering on the tastes, or perhaps lack of, in our current population - here's Walter on what he calls "The Era of Brown Food."

Eugene Ham "Orange Blossom Time" (July 13, 2017)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Eurgene Ham lives in Fayetteville, TN where he tends to family farm land, and savors colorful tales of Lincoln County history, like this true story of orange blossoms...

Cindy Small "Doctor Glamour" (July 12, 2017)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New Orleans native and N. Alabama transplant, Cindy Small has a warning for those who frequent the services of a dermatologist - beware of one who wears a fur coat, even on a ninety degree day!

Jimmy Robinson "Setting Up" (July 11, 2017)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Poet James Miller Robinson really liked the idea of camping out with his family - here's his description of setting up...

Houston Hodges "Church Names" (July 10, 2017)

Monday, July 10, 2017

John Allen "My Father " (July 7, 2017)

Friday, July 7, 2017

John Allen is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he and his father enjoyed a rich relationship deepened by their tendencies to put pen to paper...

Sallie Estes "An Ordinary Day " (July 6, 2017)

Thursday, July 6, 2017

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

Joyce Billingsley "Driving Lessons " (July 5, 2017)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Rhonda Broyles "On Selfies" (July 4, 2017)

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Rhonda Broyles has a newly-acquired appreciation of the "selfie" - she now refers to them as Photo Autobiographies...

Allen Berry 'Caffeine Nation' (July 3, 2017)

Monday, July 3, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Allen Berry often finds himself alert in the very darkest hours of night when his creative juices seem to be flowing the best...

Young Writers Week - Remi Heitzman 'Cosmos' (June 30, 2017)

Friday, June 30, 2017

First Place in the Senior Poetry Division of the 2017 HLA's Young Writers' Contest

Young Writers Week - Sydney Edwards (June 29, 2017)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

First Place for Art, a new category in the HLA's 2017 Young Writers' Contest

Young Writers Week - Shannon Rainey 'There Is A Man' (June 29, 2017)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

First Place for Senior Short Story in the HLA's 2017 Young Writers' Contest




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