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WHO WE ARE

Keeping the loop looping...

RACHEL COONCE

COURTNEY SEXTON

ABI NEWHOUSE

KIERA WOLFE

Co-Founder

Rachel Coonce is a graduate of the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College, and she is co-founder of The Inner Loop, a literary reading series in Washington, DC. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Missouri Review and The Avenue. She is currently working on her first book, Bounce, a collection of memoir short stories.

Co-Founder

Courtney Sexton is a New Jersey native who grew up between the Delaware River and the sandy Pine Barrens. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, was a 2015 Our City Festival curator and is the co-founder of Washington, DC’s The Inner Loop. She is the recipient of a DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship. Water and her dog (or manifestations thereof) are recurrent characters in her writing, and her life, for that matter.

Radio Intern

Abi Newhouse in an MFA candidate in nonfiction at George Mason University. Her work has been published in literary journals such as Mud Season Review, Sediments, and Z Publishing Emerging Writers. She currently lives in Washington D.C. where she tries to put her research fellowship to good use, writing and reading in her sunroom with her cat, Jo. 

Outreach Intern

Kiera Wolfe studied The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and is currently pursuing her MFA in Fiction at the University of Maryland. She has worked with literary nonprofits such as The Maryland Book Bank and 826Valencia. When she's not writing, reading, or teaching she enjoys embroidery and reality TV.