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 "Meigan Bailey" 7/11/19

Thursday, July 11, 2019

In this episode of the Sundial Writers Corner, we feature Meigan Bailey in The Public Radio Hour. Her story appears at the 31:00 mark ... click here >>

Sundial Writers Corner "Kate Watts" (7-15-2019)

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Sundial Writer Kate Watts gets a very early start designing her own sartorial dreams.

Sundial Writers Corner "John Davis" (7/8/2019)

Monday, July 8, 2019

Sundial contributor John Davis muses onour baseball legacy abroad.

Sundial Writers Corner "Kathryn Tucker Windham" (7/1/2019)

Monday, July 1, 2019

This week we return to our treasure trove of Kathryn Tucker Windham stories, and air one that tells the story of a special rosebush in her hometown.

Sundial Writers Corner "Melissa Ford Thornton" (6/24/2019)

Monday, June 24, 2019

Sundial contributor Melissa Ford Thornton takes us all back to our first taste of freedom, and the anxiety it brings.

Sundial Writers Corner "Ron Warren" (6-17-2019)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Sundial Writer Ron Warren observes a woman experiencing new life.

Sundial Writers Corner "Paulette Dickerson" (6/10/2019)

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Paulette Dickerson shares her appreciation of this amazing place we live in.

Sundial Writers Corner "Phyllis Brewer" (6/3/2019)

Monday, June 3, 2019

Sundial Writer Phyllis Brewer fondly remembers her family's trips to an enchanted place.

Sundial Writers Corner "Paul Harrison" (4/1/2019)

Monday, April 1, 2019

Sundial Writer Paul Harrison conjures up some romantic memories.

Sundial Writers Corner "Sara McDaris" (5/27/2019)

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Storyteller Sara McDaris finds a wonderful way to cope with a stressful situation!

Sundial Writers Corner "Sri Bhooshanan" (5/20/2019)

Monday, May 20, 2019

Sundial contributor Sri Bhooshanan takes us with him to a piano recital, and finds he appreciates it more than he imagined he would!

Sundial Writers Corner "3 Poets" (5/13/2019)

Monday, May 13, 2019

A trio of local poets are featured in this week's episode: Judi Moon musing on the activity in her brain, Margaret Vann appreciating a splash of yellow in Spring, and Allen Berry engaging in a writer's favorite activity: people watching.

Sundial Writers Corner "Joyce Billingsley" (5/6/2019)

Monday, May 6, 2019

Sundial contributor Joyce Billingsley talks about her new pride and joy in this week's episode.

Sundial Writers Corner "Michael Guillebeau" (4/29/2019)

Monday, April 29, 2019

Sundial Writer Michael Guillebeau brings us a trilogy of poems that describe his Father, one of the original von Braun scientists. 

Sundial Writers Corner "Rose Battle" (4/22/2019)

Monday, April 22, 2019

Sundial contributor Rose Battle steps on to the stage this week for a story about her strong, strong Daddy.

Sundial Writers Corner "Ted Roberts" (4/15/2019)

Monday, April 15, 2019

Sundial Contributor Ted Roberts was surprised by the upbeat attitude that pervaded the chemo ward where he received treatment.

Sundial Writers Corner "Johanna Kirsch Wilson" (4/8/2019)

Monday, April 8, 2019

Sundial writer Johanna Kirsch Wilson looks at light through a child's eyes.

Sundial Writers Corner "Kathryn Tucker Windham" (3-25-2019)

Monday, March 25, 2019

This week, the Sundial Writers Corner returns to our trove of commentaries by Alabama's master storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham, who muses on one of the first signs of spring.

Sundial Writers Corner "Peggie Tucker" (3-18-2019)

Monday, March 18, 2019

In this week's episode, Sundial Contributor Peggie Tucker lays out her expectations for the afterlife.

Sundial Writers Corner "Mariah Beachboard" 3-11-19

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Sundial Writer Mariah Beachboard shares a love story based on the Japanese art of Kintsugi: broken objects are not something to hide--but display with pride.




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