May 2022

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Alumni Day Open House

2:00 PM-4:00 PM (ET) in the KWH garden

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Join us in the Kelly Writers House Class of 1942 Garden for our annual Alumni Weekend Open House, where you can renew your acquaintance with the KWH community or get to know this lively and innovative home for writers of all ages and genres. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Please register to let us know you plan to attend, we'd love to hear from you!

A Conversation about Podcasts

Nate Chinen (C’97), Taylor Hosking (C’17), Naomi Shavin (C’14), and Yowei Shaw (C’10), hosted by Jamie-Lee Josselyn (C’05)

4:00 PM (ET) in the Arts Café and on YouTube

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watch: here

What goes into making a podcast? How does podcasting differ from other kinds of media production? What stories are best told through the podcasting form, and how has podcasting shaped how we tell stories? Join us to hear from Penn alumni who have worked on podcasts in all phases. Hosted by Jamie-Lee Josselyn (C’05), featured panelists will include Nate Chinen (C’97), co-host of Jazz United, which the Jazz Journalists Association recently recognized as Podcast of the Year; Taylor Hosking (C'17), a freelance podcast producer who has produced podcasts for Netflix and HBO; Naomi Shavin (C'14), senior producer for narrative and development of podcasts at Axios; and Yowei Shaw (C'10), co-host and editorial lead of NPR's Invisibilia.

NATE CHINEN (C’97) is the author of Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century, and a charter member of the Hub at the Kelly Writers House. A former critic for The New York Times and former columnist at JazzTimes, he's a regular contributor to NPR and editorial director at WBGO — where he co-hosts Jazz United, which the Jazz Journalists Association recently recognized as Podcast of the Year.

TAYLOR HOSKING (C’17) is a freelance podcast producer and writer based in New York City. At Penn, she and Stephanie Hodges started the first culture podcast for the Daily Pennsylvanian called ‘In the Cut’ geared toward minorities and creatives on campus. She spent her first two years after Penn writing articles at the intersection of culture and politics at The Atlantic and VICE before getting back into podcasting as a producer and host. Working at Pineapple Street Studios in New York, she’s produced podcasts for Netflix and HBO, including an original podcast idea for the HBO show “Insecure.” And as a freelancer she’s reported and hosted audio stories on The New Yorker Radio Hour, WNYC, and KCRW.

NAOMI SHAVIN (C'14) was the founding member and is currently the senior producer for narrative a nd development on Axios's audio team. Before moving into podcasting, she was an editor at Axios and at Vox and worked for magazines including The New Yorker, The New Republic, Smithsonian Magazine and Forbes.

YOWEI SHAW (C'10) is the co-host and editorial lead of NPR's Invisibilia, where she reports, produces, and sound designs stories. Her work has also been featured in places like This American Life, and has been honored with several awards, including a Third Coast Documentary Award. She's also the daughter of Taiwanese-American immigrants and a member of multiple friend crews, and once upon a time, she made really good elevator music in Chinatown, Philadelphia.

JAMIE-LEE JOSSELYN (C'05) is an instructor & Associate Director in the Creative Writing Program at Penn. Her writing has been published in The New Republic, Literary Hub, Cleaver Magazine, and elsewhere. She hosts a literary podcast series about writing about the death of a parent called Dead Parents Society.

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