A panel discussion entitled “Entering at One’s Own Risk: Dennis Cooper and Transgressive Writing, Fin de Millennium” will take place on Thursday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. at New York University’s Fales Collection (3rd floor of the NYU Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South). The event is free and open to the public; for information, call 212.992.9018.

The discussion is moderated by Leora Lev, editor of Enter at Your Own Risk: The Transgressive Art of Dennis Cooper, the first anthology of criticism about one of America’s more notorious and most important contemporary writers. Panelists include: Wayne Koestenbaum, professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center and author of Best-selling Jewish Porn Films and Andy Warhol; Alex Kasavin, publisher, Void Press, who published Cooper’s The Sluts; Brandon Stosuy, author of Up Is Up But So Is Down: New York’s Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992; and Marvin Taylor, director of Fales and editor of The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene 1974-1984.

The Dennis Cooper Papers are held in Fales’ Downtown Collection and contain books, manuscripts, photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, and other materials that document Cooper’s creative process.

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