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 "Ted Roberts" (3/16/2020)

Monday, March 16, 2020

In this episode we honor longtime Sundial contributor Ted Roberts, who passed away last week, by re-airing his story on life in the "Chemoscene".

Sundial Writers Corner "Jessica Temple" (3/9/2020)

Monday, March 9, 2020

Sundial contributor Jessica Temple recalls the accessories that made her a "worldly woman".

Sundial Writers Corner "Ray Greene" (2/28/2020)

Friday, February 28, 2020

In Ray Greene's story, "The Traveler and Summer Snow", we hear how a first time trip to the South brought centuries of emotions to the surface.

Sundial Writers Corner "Jackie Williams" (3/2/2020)

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Sundial Writer Jackie Williams describes her small childhood home that featured, oddly, two kitchens!

Sundial Writers Corner "Leonard Adams" (2/24/2020)

Monday, February 24, 2020

Leonard Adams encourages us to examine our perceptions of self, and appreciate our uniqueness!

Sundial Writers Corner "Susan Hazen Guthrie" (2/17/2020)

Monday, February 17, 2020

Sundial Poet Susan Guthrie knows where she got her red from!

Sundial Writers Corner "Joyce Billingsley" (2/10/2020)

Monday, February 10, 2020

Sundial contributor Joyce Billingsley's late husband Bill is never far from her thoughts and her heart.

Sundial Writers Corner "Anna Lee" (2/3/2020)

Monday, February 3, 2020

Sundial Writer Anna Lee feels your pain. Literally!

Sundial Writers Corner "Sara McDaris" (1/27/2020)

Monday, January 27, 2020

Sundial contributor Sara McDaris gives a marvelous example of the power of music!

Sundial Writers Corner "Ted Roberts" (1/20/2020)

Monday, January 20, 2020

Sundial contributor and four time cancer survivor Ted Roberts tells us what gets him going in the morning!

Sundial Writers Corner "Jessica Temple" (1/13/2020)

Monday, January 13, 2020

Jessica Temple reminds us that it's a good thing to have a big sister to bail you out sometimes!

Sundial Writers Corner "Beth Thames" (1/6/2020)

Monday, January 6, 2020

Beth Thames rings in the New Year with a story of mercy and a new perspective on a holiday dinner.

Sundial Writers Corner "Wayne Holliday" (12/30/2019)

Monday, December 30, 2019

Sundial Writer Wayne Holliday describes his chilly New Year's Day tradition--and invites us all to join in!

Sundial Writers Corner "Kathryn Tucker Windham" (12/23/2019)

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Alabama's treasured storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham remembers a time when her Christmas dream came true--miracles really do happen!

Sundial Writers Corner "Judi Moon" (12/16/2019)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Sundial poet Judi Moon recounts a traditional Christmas night when her extended family gets together to celebrate.

Sundial Writers Corner "Ben Hoksbergen" (12/6/2019)

Monday, December 9, 2019

New Sundial contributor Ben Hoksbergen passes along a nature lesson taught to him by his father back on their Iowa farm.

Sundial Writers Corner "John Davis" (12/2/2109)

Monday, December 2, 2019

John Davis urges us to look past the flowers and park like setting to remember what actually took place in Flossenberg, Germany.

Sundial Writers Corner "Martena Koken" (11/25/2019)

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Martena Koken explains the journey of the "fabric of our lives" to her granddaughter Alice.

Sundial Writers Corner "Paulette Dickerson" (11/18/2019)

Monday, November 18, 2019

Sundial Writer Paulette Dickerson has a family secret--let's just hope her family isn't listening!

Sundial Writers Corner "Leonard Adams" (11/11/2019)

Monday, November 11, 2019

Leonard Adams brings a new voice to the Sundial Writers Corner, and he shares some life experiences, things he wishes his Father had told him.




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