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Local Journalism in Cleveland: Lee Chilcote/Tammy Wise, Founder/Publisher, The Land

by Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship

Lecture Entrepreneurship Student Life Digital Event

Wed, Sep 2, 2020

1 PM – 2 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Join us on September 2 at 1 p.m. via Zoom as part of the Case Western Reserve University Entrepreneurship Series for a Roundtable Discussion with Lee Chilcote and Tammy Wise, Founder/Publisher, The Land. They will discuss local journalism in Cleveland and launching The Land, a news startup that reports on Cleveland's inner-ring suburbs.

Chilcote is a journalist, poet, nonfiction writer and singer-songwriter. In 2015, he founded Literary Cleveland, an organization whose mission is to "advance and nurture a vibrant literary arts community in Northeast Ohio," and led it from an idea into the startup stage as its Executive Director. Prior to that, he held several roles at FreshWater Cleveland, a weekly online magazine that reports on the people, places and projects driving Cleveland's transformation. Chilcote's articles and essays have appeared in many publications, such as Vanity Fair, Next City, Crain's Cleveland Business, Cleveland Scene and more.

Wise is an entrepreneur, business developer and marketer. Prior to joining The Land, Wise was a Publisher for FreshWater Cleveland. She owned Wise Group, a custom publishing company that she built into a broad communication firm, until 2010 when she sold the company to Smart Business Network. Today, in addition to being a Publisher for The Land, she is President of WISECHAPTER3, a marketing and marketing consultation firm.

This conversation will be facilitated by Case Western Reserve University student Shreyas Banerjee (CWR '23), who is pursuing a BS in Biology and Philosophy. He is currently the Arts and Entertainment Editor for The Observer, CWRU's student newspaper, where he was previously a staff reporter.

To join the Zoom Webinar follow this link  https://cwru.zoom.us/j/99063384675?pwd=dFdUR3dvV2h0MndMMjUzUlJxekZnQT09.

We will also be broadcasting this roundtable and future roundtables to LinkedIn Live on CWRU Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship's LinkedIn page on September 2 at 1 p.m.

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Lee Chilcote

Founder and Editor

The Land

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lee-chilcote-5344786/

Lee Chilcote is a journalist, poet, nonfiction writer and singer-songwriter. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Next City, Belt, Planning, Land and People and other publications. His poetry and creative nonfiction have been published by Great Lakes Review, Pacific Review, Oyez Review and others. His essays have appeared in the books Rust Belt Chic: A Cleveland Anthology, The Cleveland Neighborhood Guidebook, and A Race Anthology: Dispatches and Artifacts from a Segregated City. He previously served as editor of Fresh Water Cleveland and Editorial Director for Issue Media Group.

He is a founder of Literary Cleveland, an organization whose mission is to "advance and nurture a vibrant literary arts community in Northeast Ohio." While executive director from 2015-2018, Chilcote led the organization from an idea into the startup stage, creating programs such as Inkubator, Cleveland Stories and Gordon Square Review that served thousands of readers and writers annually.

In 2017, his chapbook of poems, The Shape of Home, was published by Finishing Line Press. His poem “Catching Sunfish” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and The Shape of Home was nominated for the Society of Midland Authors Award in Poetry. In 2018, he published his second chapbook, How to Live in Ruins, which focuses on his family's decision to move to Cleveland in the wake of the recession, the revitalization of Rust Belt cities, and urban inequality.

Chilcote has taught creative writing and literature at Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland Public Library, Cuyahoga County Public Library and others. He is also a singer-songwriter who has written and performed original songs at venues around Cleveland with his band, The Bad Garfunkels.

He attended Middlebury College, Lincoln College at Oxford University, and Cleveland State University, where he obtained master’s degrees in English/Creative Nonfiction and Public Administration and was awarded the Leonard Trawick Prize for Creative Writing and the Robert E. and Ada Hagan Public Service Scholarship. He lives in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood of Cleveland in a 1900 Victorian house with his wife, Katherine, and their three children. (leechilcote.com)

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Tammy Wise

Publisher

The Land

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tammylwise/

Tammy L. Wise is an entrepreneur, business developer and marketer, with a proven track record for generating sales and helping companies grow. Prior to The Land, Tammy was publisher of FreshWater Cleveland and owner of a Custom Publishing Company, she sold in 2010. (The Land)

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