Monthly Archives: February 2013

February 28, 2013

Campus Talk on “Creative Career Choices and the Liberal Arts”

Notice of an upcoming campus talk at Truman:

On Monday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 5th, husband and wife team Lee Slonimsky and Carol Goodman will be on the Truman campus, visiting classes during the day and giving evening presentations both Monday and Tuesday.  On Monday evening at 7 in the Alumni Room of the SUB, Lee and Carol will give a presentation entitled, “Creative Career Choices and the Liberal Arts.”  At a time when a Liberal Arts college education is being questioned by many for its practical value, Lee Slonimsky and Carol Goodman are role models for the wide-open possibilities open to Liberal Arts graduates.  Lee Slonimsky has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing, yet since 1999 he has been a successful Hedge Fund Manager of Ocean Partners LP in New York City.  (Lee is also a widely published poet and fiction writer)  Though Carol Goodman has an MFA in creative writing from The New School, her BA degree is in Latin from Vassar College; she is an agented novelist with no fewer than eight novels published with Ballantine, including the Hammett Award winning mystery novel The Seduction of Water.  (She has also recently completed a trilogy of urban fantasy novels for Tor Books, in collaboration with Lee Slonimsky, under the pen name of Lee Carroll).  Monday evening’s talk will focus on how each of these writers, trained in literature, creative writing and Classics, has been able to enjoy such interesting career paths.  On Tuesday evening at 7, also in the Alumni Room of the SUB, Lee and Carol will each read from their respective works, and also share a brief passage from their collaborative work in urban fantasy.  These readings are free and open to all.