The Menil Collection

Reading and Book Launch: Paul Otremba’s Levee

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 – Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

07:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Paul Otremba author photo by Madi Girault

Join us for a memorial reading and book launch celebrating the publication of Levee, poet Paul Otremba’s poignant and powerful third collection. Six extraordinary poets from across the U.S. – Michael Collier, Sally Keith, Tomás Morín, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Patrick Phillips, and Kent Shaw – come together to read from the book and pay tribute to Paul and his work. Copies of Levee will be available for sale.

About the Author:
Paul Otremba, who died in June, was a nationally renowned poet, a beloved professor at Rice University, an alumnus of the UH Creative Writing Program, and a cherished member of the Houston community.

This program is presented in collaboration with Inprint. It is free and open to the public. Limited seating will be available, RSVP requested. Further information regarding accessibility and parking can be found here.


  • Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Free Hours: Always free!

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • The Menil Collection parking lot is located on West Alabama between Mandell and Mulberry. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.

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