TIL In the News...

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January 23, 2020

By Zoe Aslop for Cafe MFA

The alchemy that happens between a writer reading their work and an audience is terrifying for the same reason that it can be instrumental – it exposes gaps and connections a person writing alone in a room might never anticipate. Sexton and Coonce urge writers to take risks and play, exploiting the audience as sounding board.

December 02, 2019

By Joyelle Ronan for On Tap Magazine.

I sat in the Full Service Radio studio quietly as “The Inner Loop Radio: A Creative Writing Podcast” recorded their latest episode. This week’s topic was on food writing and featured guest speakers Laura Hayes and Susan Lutz. Before getting into the conversation, hosts and The Inner Loop founders Courtney Sexton and Rachel Coonce plugged their upcoming gala...

December 01, 2019

By Zach Powers for The Writer's Guide.

DC literary organizers share the motivation behind their mission in the Winter/Spring 2020 edition of The Writer's Center's triannual publication.

May 20, 2019

TIL receives Amazon grant: "At Amazon, we believe in the power of the written word to change lives and we are committed to helping writers connect with their readers. We also strive to support a diversity of voices by funding organizations that prioritize amplifying and uplifting overlooked and underrepresented writers."

January 31, 2019

The editors of Fear No Lit interview TIL's Courtney Sexton and Rachel Coonce, with an introduction from Kris Zory King.

December 11, 2018

By Mary Architzel Westbrook for Distinction magazine

October 19, 2018

Washington Post Express editors hail The Inner Loop as "Best group to write home about".

November 14, 2017

Inner Loop’s free ‘Literary Cornucopia’ unleashes creative writing feast in DC

Courtney Sexton and Rachel Coonce are interviewed by WTOP's Jason Fraley.

October 05, 2017

Ploughshares Looks at the DC 'Literary Loop'

By Harriet Staff for Poetry Foundation.

October 03, 2017

Inside DC’s Literary Loop

By Melissa Silverman for Ploughshares.

June 18, 2017

Loopy for Literature?

730DC's Hayden Higgins interviews Courtney Sexton and Rachel Coonce of The Inner Loop.

February 29, 2016

"All Written Up and No Place to Go"

By Tara Campbell for the Washington Independent Review of Books

October 19, 2015

6 Literary Organizations & Activities for DC Writers

Published by American University: Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas are home to wide networks of writers, with varying skill levels and interests, and to several organizations eager to connect.

September 23, 2015

On the Road with Del and Louise: A Novel in Stories

On the Road with Del and Louise: A Novel in Stories By Art Taylor, reviewed by Tara Campbell for the Washington Independent Review of Books: "At an Inner Loop reading in Adams Morgan this summer, over the roar of a neighboring event, I listened to Art Taylor read from On the Road with Del and Louise..."

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