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

Houston Hodges 'Secret of the Universe' (November 27, 2017)

Monday, November 27, 2017

 Houston Hodges reviews an enormously exciting discovery in his life - he's agreed to share the the details with us here in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner...

Lisa Schneider 'Pies' (November 22, 2017)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Lisa Schneider takes to the kitchen in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she enjoys sifting through family memories of pies, pies, and even more pies!

Susan Luther 'Coffee Poem' (November 21, 2017)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Poet Susan Luther is featured in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - her verse centers around a new (to Susan) coffee drink...

Sara Covington 'On Writing Letters' (November 20, 2017)

Monday, November 20, 2017

SUNDIAL contributor Sara Wright Covington recently discovered a treasure trove of family letters, and found renewed enthusiasm for putting pen to paper...

Jimmy Robinson 'Book Exchange' (November 17, 2017)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Poet James Miller Robinson takes center stage in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he loves books, and searching for an interesting read is a continuing pleasure...

Chris Ferguson 'Father Wood and Me' (November 15, 2017)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The lessons learned in college are not necessarily found in books as SUNDIAL writer Chris Ferguson discovered in Father Wood's electrical engineering class...

Kem Roper 'Stretch' (November 14, 2017)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Kem Roper takes center stage in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she's been on a real campaign to step out of her comfort zone, and seems to be making progress at top speed!

Jennie McBride 'Snow' (November 13, 2017)

Monday, November 13, 2017

Sundial writer Jennie McBride and her family have lived from coast to coast and although they've chosen to settle in the deep south, Jennie still finds herself longing for a true winter wonderland.

Sri Bhooshanan 'Floyd' (November 10, 2017)

Friday, November 10, 2017

Sri Booshanan is a self-described "Floyd-Head" and recently got to connect with his teenage daughter at a concert...

Peggy Bilbro 'World Poem' (November 9, 2017)

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Poet Peggy Bilbro has been contemplating where her voice fits in with all the sounds that surround us in our daily lives...

Anna Lee 'Bad Boy, Good Girl' (November 8, 2017)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Anna Lee knew a man who was once mostly a bad boy, but then he met someone really special - here's Anna's story...

Paul Harrison 'Houdini and Me' (November 7, 2017)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Paul Harrison is a minister in Madison, AL, but as a child, magic caught his attention...

Walter Thames 'On Brown Food' (November 6, 2017)

Monday, November 6, 2017

Noted chef and SUNDIAL writer Walter Thames has been focusing on the tastes (or perhaps lack of ) of our current population - here he discusses the era of brown food!

Houston Hodges 'Baby Chips' (November 3, 2017)

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Rev. Houston Hodges is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he's been pondering on the advantages of chipping our children at birth - well, maybe not...

Martena Koken 'The Witness Tree' (November 2, 2017)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Martena, along with husband Rip, recently came upon a tree which has an awesome reputation - here's the story...

Camilla Pruitt 'Piano Lessons' (November 1, 2017)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Camilla Pruitt is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - as a young piano student, she realized that something that seemed to be a real chore could actually be a very pleasurable task for someone else, if you have the gift, that is...

Kathryn Tucker Windham 'Outracing the Devil' (October 31, 2017)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Be prepared to be scared with this tale from Kathryn Tucker Windham!

Gail Hopson 'The Bed' (October 30, 2017)

Monday, October 30, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Gail Hopson found herself musing on the subject of beds, and what makes them so important in our daily lives,,,

Cindy Small 'Sunday Sequins' (October 27, 2017)

Friday, October 27, 2017

Cindy Small is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a New Orleans native, she now lives in Alabama, but remembers in great detail Sunday visits to her Grandmother's house, known to all as "Little Vienna."

Melissa Ford Thornton 'Old Bessie' (October 26, 2017)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Melissa Ford Thornton has joined the rest of her family in appreciating the virtues of Old Bessie...




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