Courtney sexton & Rachel Coonce

Founded in 2014, The Inner Loop is a writing community and monthly literary reading series for creative writers in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Our organization is driven by a love of writing, by the joy of hearing people read their work aloud, and by a desire to make the work of local writers more accessible to their community. TIL welcomes writers at all stages of their careers, and we strive to create a space where people gather to experience short stories, memoirs, poems, essays, and most especially, the writers themselves. We feel that the act of reading aloud transforms the written word into a communal event, bringing the writer and the audience together in a way that is entirely different from reading on the page.