"52 Weeks of Sun" a new book from the Sundial Writers Corner

Book of poetry and essays

The WLRH Sundial Writers Corner is one of the station's longest running program traditions, and serves as a platform for Tennessee Valley wordsmiths to share their essays, poems, commentaries and short stories each Monday morning at 9am at the beginning of Morning Blend.

To celebrate this tradition, Madison Press has published a book that captures all their writings from the remarkable year of 2021: The boy who felt the world change when Yuri Gagarin left the Earth. The wild boys from the hills who thought parrots were painted pigeons. The Madison teenager who is Indian in appearance but All-American as she travels the world. The flamboyant woman who insisted that her friend's coffin be large enough for her headpiece and ball gown, only to find it would not fit in the grave. A bittersweet tribute to our Zoom romances this year. And much, much more as fifty-plus very vivid stories by Tennessee Valley writers try to make sense of it all.

Continue to check here for new info on events and other news related to "52 Weeks of Sun" .



5/21 Decatur Carnegie Visual Arts Center 2pm - A live storytelling and reading with Sundial Writers Rosemary McMahan, Monita Soni, Lynne Vallely, Cindy Small, Susan Hazen Guthrie and Allen Berry

6/9 Athens Limestone County Public Library 

6/25 Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment at The Studio Theatre / Theatre Huntsville (2nd floor) 2pm - Live storytelling and readings with Sundial Writers Rose Battle, Aparna Bhooshanan, Sri Bhooshanan, Cathie Mayne, Sara McDaris, Lynne Vallely. The public is invited.

7/12 South Huntsville Public Library (off Bailey Cove Rd) "Author Talk with the Sundial Writers" The public is invited. 6pm

8/21 Old Town Beer Exchange on Sunday, August 21 at 5 PM -  Sundial Writers will be promoting their book, 52 Weeks of Sun, at Old Town Beer Exchange, on Sunday, August 21 at 5 PM.  The Sundial writers read their stories, sign books, and generally serve as goodwill ambassadors for the book. 

9/25 Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts in Decatur on Sunday, September 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. - A Sunday Matinee, so to speak. Curated Storytelling Event where many Sundial Writers will be present, including Rose Battle, Monita Soni, Sam Mitchell, Andrew Gonzales, Melissa Ford Thornton and others. Tickets $15. Doors open 30 minutes before show. The Sundial Writers book, 52 Weeks of Sun, will be available for purchase. Half of the proceeds from this event will be donated to WLRH. Tickets are available to purchase HERE and RSVP to the Facebook Event HERE.







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