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 "Rose Battle" (5/16/2022)

Monday, May 16, 2022

Storyteller Rose Battle details her first job--maybe the best one she ever had! Here's her story called "Front Porch Offerings".

Sundial Writers Corner "Philip Nalls Johnson" (5/9/2022)

Monday, May 9, 2022

This week's Sundial contributor, Philip Nalls Johnson, wonders why his imagination soared so easily when he was young!

Sundial Writers Corner "Carissa Lovvorn" (5/2/2022)

Monday, May 2, 2022

Carissa Lovvorn has written a poem to illustrate the way their family chose to honor essential workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Sundial Writers Corner "Larry Vincent Halterman" (4/25/2022)

Monday, April 25, 2022

This week's episode has Larry Halterman skillfully combining one of his favorite mondegreens (misheard lyrics) with a poem about our fair city.

Sundial Writers Corner "Sam Gravel" (4-18-2022)

Monday, April 18, 2022

Sam Gravel recalls his time spent in helicopters in Vietnam back in 1968.

Sundial Writers Corner 'Susan Hazen Guthrie" (4/11/2022)

Monday, April 11, 2022

Poet Susan Hazen Guthrie thinks about plants, life, and the long arc of justice in her two poems The Jade Plant and Red Tomato.

Sundial Writers Corner "Ambrosia Patterson" (4/4/2022)

Monday, April 4, 2022

New Sundial contributor Ambrosia Patterson has been fascinated by stories of transformation brought about by the pandemic. Here's her tale.

Sundial Writers Corner "Pam Dempsey" (3/28/2022)

Monday, March 28, 2022

New Sundial contributor Pam Dempsey chronicles her journey that winds up in Huntsville, and the stories she discovered here.

Sundial Writers Corner "Richard Evan Mackay" (3/24/2022)

Thursday, March 24, 2022

In this special Public Radio Hour edition of Sundial, poet Richard Mackay hopes for a better future after the war in Ukraine.

Sundial Writers Corner "Anna Lee" (3/21/2022)

Monday, March 21, 2022

Anna Lee recounts a visit to see her friend's pet pig. Yes, pig.

Sundial Writers Corner "Rebekah Lorton" (3/21/2022)

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Rebekah Lorton writes to process her world. Today's poem recalls her Grandmother and her fondness for puzzles.

Sundial Writers Corner "Cindy Small" (3/7/2022)

Monday, March 7, 2022

Cindy Small brings us another tale from her zany childhood in the Big Easy. Her housekeeper had the urge to clean but decided it was a false alarm.

Sundial Writers Corner "Danielle Kirkland" (2/28/2022)

Monday, February 28, 2022

New Sundial contributor Danielle Kirkland recounts her time in-- and out-- of the saddle.

Sundial Writers Corner "Samuel Knight" (2/21/2022)

Monday, February 21, 2022

New Sundial contributor Samuel Knight has written a piece about his childhood in the Northwestern United States.

Sundial Writers Corner "Michael Guillebeau" (2/14/2022)

Monday, February 14, 2022

Today we feature Michael Guillebeau, who has written a poem for his wife Pat.

Sundial Writers Corner "Aubrey Fannin" (2/7/2022)

Monday, February 7, 2022

This week's episode features poet Aubrey Fannin, who brings us two poems written from his personal experiences.

Sundial Writers Corner "Margaret Vann" (1/31/2022)

Monday, January 31, 2022

This week Margaret Vann's poetry takes us along on some journeys.

Sundial Writers Corner "Jason Cole" (1/24/2022)

Monday, January 24, 2022

New Sundial contributor Jason Cole imagines what happens as we pass from this life in his poem called "Hollow Chest".

Sundial Writers Corner "Sarah Belanger" (1/17/2022)

Monday, January 17, 2022

Sundial contributor Sarah Belanger brings us her "Ode to a Junk Drawer."

Sundial Writers Corner "Jane Patten" (1/10/2022)

Monday, January 10, 2022

Jane Patten recalls a childhood memory of 1961's Hurricane Esther when it hit the Delaware coast and the subsequent flooding that occurred at her house.




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