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

Sallie Estes 'Grand Canyon Adventure' (October 6, 2017)

Friday, October 6, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Sallie Estes and daughter Suzanne both carry the spirit of adventure in their genes - mostly good news, but sometimes a little shaky!

Sri Bhooshanan 'Child is Father' (October 5, 2017)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Sri Bhooshanan takes center stage in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he recently visited his aging mother in Mumbai where he learned that "the Child is Father of the Mother."

Joyce Billingsley 'Bath Time' (October 4, 2017)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A few years ago, SUNDIAL writer and English native Joyce Billingsley got the glamour bath she had always wanted, but Joyce still remembers well the water rationing of her youth...

Camilla Pruitt 'The Contest' (October 3, 2017)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Church organist/choir director Camilla Pruitt is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she enjoys her work as a church musician, but, as she once discovered, it is possible to sing louder than an organ when it becomes a contest!

Kathryn Tucker Windham 'Simplify' (October 2, 2017)

Monday, October 2, 2017

Anna Lee "How to Tell a Joke" (September 29, 2017)

Friday, September 29, 2017

Anna Lee takes center stage in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she's more than willing to offer instruction on the art of telling a joke...

David Little "Sailing Adventure" (September 28, 2017)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

When SUNDIAL writer David Little was in the 4th grade, he got a school assignment to tell about a favorite thing he did over the summer - here is his recollection...

Ted Roberts "Virtues of Circularity" (September 27, 2017)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

SUNDIAL writer and local philosopher Ted Roberts exponds on the virtues of circularity (something to do with wheels, I think...).

Terri French "Pokhara" (September 26, 2017)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Terri French is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - a period of time she spent in Nepal made a lasting impression on her...

Eugene Ham "Hominy and Hogs" (September 25, 2017)

Monday, September 25, 2017

Eugene Ham is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - retired from Fayetteville High School as a Latin teacher, he savors colorful tales of Lincoln County history...

Dave Trueb "Winter Protest" (September 22, 2017)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Poet Dave Trueb enjoys writing about the seasons - he chose winter as the subject of this verse...

John Anderson "The Barbecue" (September 21, 2017)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

SUNDIAL writer John Anderson's family stories always include the tale of Big Edmund and the Barbecue.

Monita Soni "A Grandson's Love" (September 20, 2017)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Monita Soni is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she shares a memorable conversation with her grandson - love was in the air...

Patricia Sammon "Gift of Blarney" (September 19, 2017)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Patricia Sammon has been contemplating the gift of blarney - it's in the heart of every great story!

Chris Ferguson "A Cat Story" (September 18, 2017)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Chris Ferguson is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - he has always had a fondness for cats, and much to his surprise, his current feline friend propelled Chris into a TV star...well, a minor one.

Bill Case "Too Far from the Main Road" (September 15, 2017)

Friday, September 15, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Bill Case remembers a recent journey where he feared he had wandered a bit too far from the main road...

Margaret Vann "Dance Class" (September 14, 2017)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Poet Margaret Vann is in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - her childhood memories have taken her back to Miss Irene's dance class...

Jessica Temple "Quilting" (September 13, 2017)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SUNDIAL writer Jessica Temple pays tribute to her grandmother in her poem "Quilting."

Meenu Bhooshanan "A Passion" (September 12, 2017)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Meenu Bhooshanan takes center stage in the SUNDIAL Writer's Corner today - she's been a student for 12 years now, and all throughout her school days, she's been told to "find your passion." Meenu's working on it!

Sallie Estes "An Ordinary Day" (September 11, 2017)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Although she may not have realized it at the time, SUNDIAL writer Sallie Estes experienced extraordinary days with her parents while growing up in Tuscumbia, Alabama.




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