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.
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...
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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.
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..."