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

Young Writers Week - Zachary Williams 'D-Day' (June 28, 2017)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

First Place in the Junior Short Story Division of the HLA's Young Writers' Contest

Young Writers Week - Joshua Macri 'It Wasn't Me!' (June 27, 2017)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

First Place in Upper Elementary Poetry Division of the HLA Young Writers' Contest

Young Writers Week - Hallie Olinger 'Stormy Day' (June 26, 2017)

Monday, June 26, 2017

First Place in the Lower Elementary Poetry Division of the HLA's Young Writers Contest

Leslie Nicole Thomas 'Avocado' (June 23, 2017)

Friday, June 23, 2017

Poet Leslie Nicole Thomas describes a recent encounter at the grocery store - sounds harmless enough, doesn't it?

Danny Lindsey 'Salvation at 6' (June 22, 2017)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

MS-born and bred, SUNDIAL writer Danny Lindsey remembers in keen detail his salvation delivered at the tender age of six...

Susan Guthrie 'Writing Exercise' (June 21, 2017)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Recently, during a Coweeta Poets' Retreat, Susan Hazen Guthrie was given a writing exercise - Susan meant to follow the instructions to the letter...

Rose Battle 'Gypsy Parking Meters' (June 20, 2017)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Rose Battle is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she and her three siblings come from a strong line of Southern storytellers...

Bonnie Roberts 'Bottom of the Sea' (June 19, 2017)

Monday, June 19, 2017

Chuck Puckett 'Pollyanna' (June 16, 2017)

Friday, June 16, 2017

Camilla Pruitt 'My Father' (June 15, 2017)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Chris Ferguson 'The Hike' (June 14, 2017)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Patti Patrick 'Dying in Death Valley' (June 13, 2017)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Patti Patrick takes center stage in the Writer's Corner today.  After enduring a hair-raising trip through the desert, she begs the question, "Is it redundant to die in Death Valley?"

Kay Campbell 'Footnotes' (June 12, 2017)

Monday, June 12, 2017

In the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, Kay Campbell laments the scarcity of footnotes, of all things!

Judy Guerry 'Language Lessons' (June 9, 2017)

Friday, June 9, 2017

Following her graduation from college, SUNDIAL writer Judy Guerry lived in Honduras as part of a two-year international service program.  She had many adventures AND learned many lessons...

Sara McDaris 'Aube' (June 8, 2017)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Well-known TN Valley storyteller Sara McDaris is wearing her poetry hat today in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner...

Rebecca Moore 'Ringing Rock Garden' (June 7, 2017)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Rebecca Moore recently took her family on a sentimental journey back to the home where Rebecca was raised...

Houston Hodges 'The Mosquito' (June 6, 2017)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Houston Hodges is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he's spent some time pondering on the value of the pesky mosquito - does this tiny winged creature with the ever-ready bite really have any?

Anna Lee 'Talking with Children' (June 5, 2017)

Monday, June 5, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Anna Lee knows that many of life's pleasures are completely free of cost.  She tells us about one of her favorites...

Kathryn Tucker Windham 'Birthdays' (June 2, 2017)

Friday, June 2, 2017

Kathryn Tucker Windam always felt that age was just a number, really not worth fretting about!

Eugene Ham 'Hobos' (June 1, 2017)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

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




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