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

Sundial Writers Corner "Patricia Sammon" (12/6/2021)

Monday, December 6, 2021

Longtime Sundial contributor Patricia Sammon ponders the magic of scientific discovery.

Sundial Writers Corner "Sri Bhooshanan" (11/29/2021)

Monday, November 29, 2021

Sri Bhooshanan brings a slice of jungle life from his backyard..

Sundial Writers Corner "Sam Mitchell" (11/22/2021)

Monday, November 22, 2021

New Sundial contributor Sam Mitchell tells a story about friendship called Misconceptions and the High Waisted Mermaid.

Sundial Writers Corner "Monita Soni" (11/15/2021)

Monday, November 15, 2021

Monita Soni lovingly details her Mother's tradition of "cutting Chai".

Sundial Writers Corner "Rose Battle" (11/8/2021)

Monday, November 8, 2021

Storyteller Rose Battle recounts her skill in negotiation following a really bad hair day.

Sundial Writers Corner "Kem Roper" (11/1/2021)

Monday, November 1, 2021

Sundial Writers Kem Roper shares her story of encouragement for all of us on an uphill climb.

Sundial Writers Corner "Sara McDaris" (10/25/2021)

Monday, October 25, 2021

Sundial writer Sara McDaris wonders. "what's going on?" Will her keen powers of observation help her figure it out?

Sundial Writers Corner "Rhonda Broyles" (10/18/2021)

Monday, October 18, 2021

Rhonda Broyles has three words for us: Beware slicky pajamas!

Sundial Writers Corner "Jackie Williams" (10/11/2021)

Monday, October 11, 2021

Jackie Williams remembers communicating with folks before there were rotary phones in her home town in an essay called "Going Dial".

Sundial Writers Corner "Cindy Small" (10/4/2021)

Monday, October 4, 2021

Cindy Small takes us back to her quirky childhood in New Orleans, where she frequently hung out with dancers, musicians, and members of the New Orleans mafia.

Sundial Writers Corner "Rebecca Moore" (9/27/2021)

Monday, September 27, 2021

This week, Rebecca Moore takes us on a poignant journey to her new life.

Sundial Writers Corner "Chris Ferguson" (5/24/2021)

Monday, May 24, 2021

Chris Ferguson wonders who he will change as we humans venture out in to the solar system--and he vows to be ready!

Sundial Writers Corner "Rosemary McMahon (9/20/2021)

Monday, September 20, 2021

Huntsville poet Rosemary McMahon shares two companion pieces that concern the beauty (and loss) of our Alabama wilderness.

Sundial Writers Corner "Andrew V Gonzales" (9/13/2021)

Monday, September 13, 2021

Andrew V Gonzales takes us along on his analog overhaul.

Sundial Writers Corner "Beth Thames" (9/6/2021)

Monday, September 6, 2021

Sundial contributor Beth Thames remembers the time she spied the Beatles on the street in Chicago--and had a conversation with Sir Paul McCartney.

Sundial Writers Corner "Michael Guillebeau" (8/30/2021)

Monday, August 30, 2021

Madison author Michael Guillebeau brings a trilogy of poems that traces the arc of his craft.

Sundial Writers Corner "Joyce Billingsley" (8/23/2021)

Monday, August 23, 2021

Sundial contributor Joyce Billingsley recalls a mysterious malady she suffered as a child.

Sundial Writers Corner "Allen Berry" (8/16/2021)

Monday, August 16, 2021

Sundial contributor Allen Berry muses on the shelf life of things in his poetry.

Sundial Writers Corner "Aparna Bhooshanan" (8/9/2021)

Monday, August 9, 2021

Aparna Bhooshanan grapples with the question: Where on Earth am I truly American?

Sundial Writers Corner "Melissa Ford Thornton" (8/2/2021)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

This week Melissa Ford Thornton recalls her introduction to true responsibility while "Raising Kids".




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