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

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...

Melissa Ford Thornton 'Firefly Suppers' (May 31, 2017)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Melissa Ford Thornton is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - eager anticipation of the first firefly sighting each spring continues to be a tradition for Melissa and her family - here's her story of firefly suppers...

Gail Hopson 'The Bed' (May 30, 2017)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Gail Hopson found herself musing on the subject of beds, and what makes them so important in our daily lives...

Beth Thames 'Advice from Mothers' (May 29, 2017)

Monday, May 29, 2017

As long as she was in the classroom, Beth Thames encouraged her students to share the good advice offered by their mothers, and in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today, Beth passes on some of these time-honored pearls of wisdom...

Walter Thames 'Mom's Pork Chops' (May 26, 2017)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Monita Soni 'Train Travel' (May 25, 2017)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ginny Gilbert "Month With No Gods" (May 24, 2017)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sallie Estes 'Traveling with Mama' (May 23, 2017)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Allen Berry 'Cartoon Wife' (May 22, 2017)

Monday, May 22, 2017




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