Published on: September 22, 2017

Limited tickets available! Register by Wed., Sept. 27

“In the Garden with Wordsmiths and Their Flowers” • Saturday, September 30
10:30 a.m. –
Refreshments • 10:45 a.m. – Presentation • 11:30 a.m. – Brunch

Bring a friend for a special morning to enjoy brunch at the top of the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Floral Terraces and discover the music, humor and insights of modern poetry with Tulsa poet and writer Sarah Stecher. Sarah will share poets and their poems that draw on comparisons between the natural world and the human experience. Sarah wil share secrets to better understand, appreciate and delight in reading contemporary poetry.

$65 for Garden members; $75 for non-members
Garden attire; flat shoes recommended.
Special event, no refunds.

Register online by Wed., Sept. 27 

Sarah Stecher is a retired Associate Professor of English at Tulsa Community College where she taught English composition and creative writing for nearly twenty years, leading annual writing workshops and poetry readings at Tulsa Community College during her tenure there.  From 2006-2013 Stecher co-edited the Tulsa journal for creative writing, Outside the Lines, a community project that sponsored a writing contest offered to area high school students and TCC students.  

Stecher’s poetry has been published in Nimrod International Journal at the University of Tulsa and other college journals over the last two decades. She has won first and/or second place in local and regional writing contests, including The Friends of the Tulsa Library Creative Writing Contest, winning poetry, short fiction, and informal essay awards over the past 20 years. In May of 2017 she won first place in poetry and second in short fiction in the Tulsa Library contest and performed a reading at the awards reception.  In her early college work at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, Sarah won multiple awards in acting and oral interpretation, including a regional award in poetry reading at the Indiana Speech Festival in Bloomington, IL.  

In 2014 – 15, Stecher served as the director of The Tulsa Creative Writing Conference held at Tulsa Community College’s Center for Creativity. For thirteen years Stecher served on the Board for The Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers sponsored by OSU Tulsa, organizing presentations held at TCC by professional writers, including Oklahoma writers Joy Harjo and Rilla Askew.  At the National Writer’s Association Conference in New York in 2008, Stecher was published in and served as a facilitator for the Pedagogy Papers, a professional teaching journal sponsored by the conference and featuring creative writing professors from all over the country.