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 "Kathryn Tucker Windham" (12/21/2020)

Monday, December 21, 2020

On this Monday before Christmas, we return to the Sundial archives for the tale of Kathryn Tucker Windham's Red Scooter, a beloved tradition here at WLRH.

Sundial Writers Corner "Johanna Kirsch Wilson" (12/14/2020)

Monday, December 14, 2020

Johanna Kirsch Wilson takes us through the memories of her Grandmother's House.

Sundial Writers Corner "Rebecca Brothers" (12/7/2020)

Monday, December 7, 2020

Sundial Writer Rebecca Brothers ponders her past history with food, and what it meant to her family.

Sundial Writers Corner "Joyce Billingsley" (11/23/2020)

Monday, November 23, 2020

This year's Thanksgiving celebrations will look different for a lot of us, but Sundial writer Joyce Billingsley reminds us that there have been non-traditional Thanksgivings in the past.

Sundial Writers Corner "Chris Ferguson" (11/30/2020)

Monday, November 30, 2020

Sundial contributor Chris Ferguson realizes that much of his life has been plagued by doubt, but wonders-- is that really a bad thing?

Sundial Writers Corner "Sara McDaris" (11/16/2020)

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Sundial contributor allows us to see Autumn wonders through her eyes.

Sundial Writers Corner "Dave Gallaher" (11/9/2020)

Monday, November 9, 2020

Attending the funeral of Little Richard caused Dave Gallaher to remember the first time he had ever heard that kind of music.

Sundial Writers Corner "Monita Soni" (11/2/2020)

Monday, November 2, 2020

Sundial Writer Monita Soni takes us along with her on a lovely Fall afternoon walk through Huntsville's historic district.

Sundial Writers Corner "Kathryn Tucker Windham" (10/26/2020)

Monday, October 26, 2020

We return to our treasure trove of master Storyteller Kathryn Windham Tucker to hear her impressions of October.

Sundial Writers Corner "Rhonda Broyles" (10/19/2020)

Monday, October 19, 2020

Rhonda Broyles introduces us to her FAB FOUR, otherwise known as the UNIT.

Sundial Writers Corner "Rosemary McMahan" (10/12/2020)

Monday, October 12, 2020

Poet Rosemary McMahan steps into the Writers Corner with her two poems, which share her observations of the present and her memories of the past.

Sundial Writers Corner "Andrew V Gonzales" (10/5/2020)

Monday, October 5, 2020

Andrew Gonzales muses on the glories of Autumn and wonders how many of those chilly days he's missed.

Sundial Writers Corner "Rose Battle" (9/28/2020)

Monday, September 28, 2020

Rose Battle takes us with her on a trip to London.

Sundial Writers Corner "Margaret J Vann" (9/21/2020)

Monday, September 21, 2020

Sundial contributor Margaret Vann has put this Pandemic time to good use, both at home, and on paper!

Sundial Writers Corner "Hethalyn Godwin" (9/14/2020)

Monday, September 14, 2020

Hethalyn Godwin remembers a trip to the Big Easy in which her public transport was transformed into a royal coach.

Sundial Writers Corner "Melissa Ford Thornton" (9/7/2020)

Monday, September 7, 2020

This week on the Sundial Writers Corner, Melissa Ford Thornton tells the story of how she saved her small town from bears!

Sundial Writers Corner "Michael Guillebeau" (8/31/2020)

Monday, August 31, 2020

This week on the Sundial Writers Corner, Madison author Michael Guillebeau shares his trilogy of poems called "Three Ways to Grow", in which he muses on the connection between person and parent.

Sundial Writers Corner "Rebecca Brothers" (8/24/2020)

Monday, August 24, 2020

Sundial Writer Rebecca Brothers asks: after all this is over, what kind of person do you want to be?

Sundial Writers Corner "John Davis" (8/17/2020)

Monday, August 17, 2020

Sundial contributor John Davis reflects on seeing hope in everyday things, and suggests that during the pandemic we have the chance to observe what we might never have noticed.

Sundial Writers Corner "Andrew V Gonzales" (8/10/2020)

Monday, August 10, 2020

Local creative Andrew V Gonzales uses prose and personal journal excerpts to reflect on his lonely road to becoming an independent artist. Sometimes you meet a fellow traveler!




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