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Lit for Localvores
By Natalia Kolenko for District Fray
The project, which received an Amazon Literary Partnership grant, was launched last year as a multiplatform promotional campaign that would spotlight a local author and their published work each month.
While The Inner Loop traditionally builds platforms for community engagement with writers off the page, the opportunity to publish local writers in a magazine outside of the traditional literary realm fits well with our mission to transform the written word into a shared experience.
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.
Writers Gather for The Inner Loop’s Fundraising Gala
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...
By Leeya Mehta for the Washington Independent Review of Books
Now, in their sixth year, the Inner Loop founders Rachel Coonce and Courtney Sexton (solid writers in their own right) have grown it into a multi-pronged literary establishment with a podcast, residencies, and more.
Amazon Literary Partnership awards funding to 66 literary organizations
By Neal Thompson
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."
On the Road with Del and Louise: A Novel in Stories
By Tara Campbell for the Washington Independent Review of Books
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..."