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 "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.

Sundial Writers Corner "Allison Craig" (11-4-2019)

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Allison Craig uses lush imagery to paint a memory anchored in her love for music.

Sundial Writers Corner Fund Drive Special: Andrew Gonzales (10/24/19)

Friday, October 25, 2019

Three Sundial Writers add to the merriment of Fall Fund Drive!

Sundial Writers Corner Fund Drive Special: Rose Battle (10/24/2019)

Friday, October 25, 2019

Three Sundial Writers add to the merriment of Fall Fund Drive!

Sundial Writers Corner Fund Drive Special: Sara McDaris (10/24/2019)

Friday, October 25, 2019

Three Sundial contributors add to our Fall Fund Drive merriment!

Sundial Writers Corner "Monita Soni" (10/28/2019)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Sundial contributor Monita Soni recalls the spooky events that took place on her first Halloween in Huntsville.

Sundial Writers Corner "Kathryn Tucker Windham" (10/21/2019)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Kathryn Tucker Windham shares a spooky story of an eerie event in an ordinary day that has left unanswered questions for years.

Sundial Writers Corner "Johanna Kirsch Wilson" (10/14/2019)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Sundial contributor Johanna Kirsch Wilson recalls the homecomings of her life, during fall--the homecoming season.

Sundial Writers Corner "Margaret Vann, Georgia & Carl Brooks" (10/7/19)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Poets Margaret Vann, Georgia Brooks and Carl Brooks bring us poems observing nature at work and a beloved city.

Sundial Writers Corner "Joyce Billingsley" (9/30/2019)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Sundial contributor Joyce Billingsley recalls the long route and freedom to roam on her way to piano lessons as a child.

Sundial Writers Corner "Wayne Holliday" (9/23/2019)

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sundial contributor Wayne Holliday speaks of his favorite season, autumn.




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