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 "Vedanth Gopinathan" (8/3/2020)

Monday, August 3, 2020

The Sundial Writers Corner proudly presents another winner of the Huntsville Literary Association's Young Writers Contest. Rising sixth grader Vedanth Gopinathan won the Upper Elementary Poetry division with his journey of the mind called "Cycling Dreams".

Sundial Writers Corner "Collin Williams" (7/27/2020)

Monday, July 27, 2020

Young Sundial Writer Collin Williams has given us a plausible picture of our world some years from now.

Sundial Writers Corner "Colby Meeks" (7/20/2020)

Monday, July 20, 2020

HLA Young Writers Contest winner Colby Meeks muses on the universal emotions of teenaged angst.

Sundial Writers Corner "Rose Battle" (7/13/2020)

Monday, July 13, 2020

Sundial contributor Rose Battle outlines her special tasks as a ten year old: sit here, be quiet, and don't touch the pickled eggs!"

Sundial Writers Corner "Jon and Josh Macri" (7/6/2020)

Monday, July 6, 2020

Today we feature winners of the Huntsville Literary Association's Young Writers Contest. These two poetry winners, Jon and Josh Macri, are brothers!

Sundial Writers Corner "Hethalyn Godwin" (6/29/2020)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Sundial Writer Hethalyn Godwin grows into a new relationship with dirty words.

Sundial Writers Corner "Allen Berry" (6/22/2020)

Monday, June 22, 2020

Sundial poet Allen Berry put pen to paper during the Quarantine.

Sundial Writers Corner "Jackie Williams" (6/15/20)

Monday, June 15, 2020

Sundial contributor Jackie Williams recounts a humorous exchange between her two aunts, worried about the effects of the US Census. Have you filled out your Census form for 2020? It's important!

Sundial Writers Corner "Johanna Kirsch Wilson" (6/8/2020)

Monday, June 8, 2020

Sundial contributor Johanna Kirsch Wilson recounts her "millenial fail" with avocado toast.

Sundial Writers Corner "Anna Lee" (6/1/2020)

Monday, June 1, 2020

Anna Lee realizes that a lost child can be agony for a family, even if it's only for a few minutes!

Sundial Writers Corner "Kathryn Tucker Windham" (5/25/2020)

Monday, May 25, 2020

Master storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham muses on a common sight and SCENT of our Alabama summers.

Sundial Writers Corner "Jessica Temple" (5/18/2020)

Monday, May 18, 2020

Sundial contributor Jessica Temple remembers a favorite childhood dessert and wonders how on earth her tiny grandmother could produce it!

Sundial Writer's Corner: Monita Soni - A Typewriter Blessing

Monday, May 11, 2020

Dr. Monita Soni shares a story of connection and inspiration from one of her travels to Austin Texas. While exploring the market, sampling spicy salsa, and enjoying delicious avocado icecream, Monita encounters a typewriter poet who has an unexpected connection. 

Sundial Writers Corner "Monita Soni" (5/11/2020)

Monday, May 11, 2020

Sundial contributor Monita Soni experiences a typewriter blessing in the city of live music.

Sundial Writers Corner "Rebecca Brothers" (5/4/2020)

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

New Sundial contributor Rebecca Brothers brings us a story from a time-- not too long ago-- back when we were out and about among people!

Sundial Writers Corner "Wayne Holliday" (4/27/2020)

Monday, April 27, 2020

Sundial writer Wayne Holliday ponders the beginnings of life in our universe.

Sundial Writers Corner "Grace Treutel" (4/20/2020)

Monday, April 20, 2020

Sundial Writer Grace Treutel explores heartbreak, hurt, and finding herself anew in these poetry pieces.

Sundial Writers Corner "Rose Battle" (4/13/2020)

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Sundial storyteller Rose Battle brings us a rollicking tale of a glorious homecoming at Easter!

Sundial Writers Corner "Paul Harrison" (4/6/2020)

Monday, April 6, 2020

In these uncertain times, Sundial Writer Paul Harrison wonders what is subjective, and what is objective.

Sundial Writers Corner "Kathryn Tucker Windham" (3/ 23/2020)

Monday, March 23, 2020

Master storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham illuminates a spring ritual that involves steelies, dirt, and worn out knees!




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