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 "Jerry Mebane" (3/1/2021)

Monday, March 1, 2021

Travel can sometimes challenge our stereotypes of people whom we think are different from us. Jerry Mebane tells about an especially striking example of that experience.

Sundial Writers Corner "Rose Battle" (2/22/2021)

Monday, February 22, 2021

Storyteller Rose Battle brings us another entertaining tale of life in the Troxell family back in the 1930's.

Sundial Writers Corner "Patrick Lappert" (2/15/2021)

Monday, February 15, 2021

In this piece called "Substitution", Dr Patrick Lappert recalls an experience from his youth in San Francisco in the 60's.

Sundial Writers Corner "Monita Soni" (2/8/2021)

Monday, February 8, 2021

Sundial writer Moni Soni shares fond memories of her Mother and the magical "jhadoo" she used to keep her home, garden and mind free of just and prejudice.

Sundial Writers Corner "Susan Hazen Guthrie" (2/1/2021)

Monday, February 1, 2021

Sundial poet Susan Hazen muses on the state of her kitchen floor.

Sundial Writers Corner "Andrew V Gonzales" (1/25/2021)

Monday, January 25, 2021

Andrew V Gonzales lets us in on his lessons learned--maybe we can take a page from his book!

Sundial Writers Corner "Joyce Billingsley" (1/18/21)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Sundial Writer Joyce Billingsley paints us a picture of the "allotments" made available to British citizens.

Sundial Writers Corner "Sara Leibold" (1/11/2021)

Monday, January 11, 2021

Sundial contributor Sara Leibold lets us in on her method of keeping her mind occupied while hiking for long hours on the Appalachian Trail.

Sundial Writers Corner "Anna Lee" (1/4/2021)

Monday, January 4, 2021

Sundial writer Anna Lee uses a bit of mathematics to expand on family celebrations.

Sundial Writers Corner "Rhonda Broyles" (12/28/2020)

Monday, December 28, 2020

Rhonda Broyles ponders the meaning of "a good year", what makes a year good--or awful? Can it be both?

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.




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