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So what is The Inner Loop?

Mission: The Inner Loop cultivates and promotes the distinctive literary culture of Washington, DC.

Vision: The Inner Loop creates inclusive and accessible opportunities for our diverse network of both emerging and established writers to connect with each other, to connect to their community, and to transform the written word into a shared experience through the act of reading aloud.

Founded in 2014, our organization is driven by a love of writing, by the joy of hearing people read their work, and by a desire to make the work of local writers more accessible to their community. We strive to create a space where people gather to experience the short stories, the memoirs, the poems, the 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.


As of May 2019, The Inner Loop, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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