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" (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!

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!




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