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 "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

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




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