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 "Joyce Billingsley" (9/19/2022)

Monday, September 19, 2022

As we witness the burial of Queen Elizabeth II, we present a special edition of Sundial by Joyce Billingsley, who clearly remembers Princess Elizabeth's coronation in 1953.

Sundial Writers Corner "Curtis Lindsay" (9/19/2022)

Monday, September 19, 2022

Curtis Lindsay has some thoughts on the death of Queen Elizabeth, and ponders what she's meant to him--and to the world.

Sundial Writers Corner "Sam Gravel" (9/12/2022)

Monday, September 12, 2022

Sam Gravel recalls the best thing that came out of his service in Vietnam.

Sundial Writers Corner "Jane Patten" (9/5/2022)

Monday, September 5, 2022

Jane Patten breaks the news to her beloved(s) that it's over!

Sundial Writers Corner "Allen Berry" (8/29/2022)

Monday, August 29, 2022

Poet Allen Berry invites us into his nocturnal subconscious in a poem called "Dream Diary No. 1"

Sundial Writers Corner "Anna Lee" (8/22/2022)

Monday, August 22, 2022

Anna Lee has had a lot of lovely little girls in her life!

Sundial Writers Corner "Rebecca Moore" (8/15/2022)

Monday, August 15, 2022

Rebecca Moore finds a way to move on by setting a habit and sticking with it in her essay titled "The Magic of Monday Pants".

Sundial Writers Corner "John Davis" (8/8/2022)

Monday, August 8, 2022

Athens author John Davis describes his visit to the "Wall of Fear", otherwise known as the Iron Curtain--in chilling detail.

Sundial Writers Corner "Monita Soni" (8/1/2022)

Monday, August 1, 2022

Monita Soni takes us across time and space to a family picnic along the river Jhelum in the Nanda Devi National Park of India.

Sundial Writers Corner "Rosemary McMahan" (7/25/2022)

Monday, July 25, 2022

The ongoing war in Ukraine has caused poetry to spill from Huntsville's Rosemary McMahan.

Sundial Writers Corner "Aubrey Fannin" (7/18/2022)

Monday, July 18, 2022

New Market poet Aubrey Fannin weaves a fabric of sensations to describe the chores and aromas of the seasons.

Sundial Writers Corner "Sarah Belanger" (7/11/2022)

Monday, July 11, 2022

This week Sarah Belanger recounts an exercise class gone horribly wrong.

Sundial Writers Corner "Jillian Naylor" (7/4/2022)

Monday, July 4, 2022

Today we feature another winner of the Huntsville Literary Association's Young Writers contest. Here's Jillian Naylor with her poem called Atlas.

Sundial Writers Corner "Jillian Naylor" (7/4/2022)

Monday, July 4, 2022

Today we feature another winner of the Huntsville Literary Association's Young Writers Contest, Jillian Naylor. She reads her poem "Atlas".

Sundial Writers Corner "Claire Uptagraft" and "Laurel Howard" (6/27/2022)

Monday, June 27, 2022

Today we spotlight the poetry of two winners of the Huntsville Literary Association's Young Writers Contest: Claire Uptagraft and Laurel Howard.

Sundial Writers Corner "Christopher Ferguson" (6/20/2022)

Monday, June 20, 2022

Christopher Ferguson ponders the source of his family--and wonders, what does family really mean?

Sundial Writers Corner "Brigette Pellerin" (6/13/2022)

Monday, June 13, 2022

Huntsville newcomer Brigette Pellerin has fallen in love with this community and its people.

Sundial Writers Corner "Alex Moore" (6/6/2022)

Monday, June 6, 2022

Alex Moore recounts his visit to Normandy with a 94 year old World War II veteran.

Sundial Writers Corner "Carol Hoch" (5/30/2022)

Monday, May 30, 2022

New Sundial contributor Carol Hoch reminisces about a summer vacation at her Grandmother's house--where she was outnumbered by her boy cousins and brothers.

Sundial Writers Corner "Jamie Dodson" (5/23/2022)

Monday, May 23, 2022

Sundial contributor Jamie Dodson recalls his time spent in Sarajevo following the Bosnian war.

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