White version of a logo for Inner Loop, a writing center in Washington, DC. Open to creative writers who enjoy creating poetry. Do an author reading of your poetry submission.

Creating an Inclusive & Collaborative Writers’ Community in DC

This is a Space Where

All are Welcome

A Space Where

All are Welcome

The Inner Loop is a literary community open to writers of all levels in and around Washington, DC. We turn the solitary act of writing into a shared experience by offering free programming for writers of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Join us for one of our lively monthly reading series events, tune into our podcast, or sign up for one of our writer’s retreats.

Photo from The Inner Loop Radio, an extension of our creative writing center in Washington, DC that serves to provide writing tips and advice for creative writers.

Literary Programming to

Uplift, Connect, and Share

Through inclusive programming, we uplift writers, connect passionate voices, and share the stories waiting to be told.


Our monthly readings include writers of all backgrounds and experience levels in a comfortable environment.


We invite writers to a historical site to explore place, ownership, and history to bring awareness to critical social issues.


We host writing retreats where writers gather for community, inspiration, and feedback in an intimate setting.

Author's Corner

We spotlight books from independent publishers through our programming and community events.

Our Power in the D.C.

Literary Community

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Audience Members

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Talented Writers

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Podcast Episodes

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Independently Published Authors

Literature has the power to impact the lives of individuals, society, and the world around us.

Join Us in

the Loop

We hear again and again that new people feel supported and comfortable in our diverse and engaging community, and we hope you’ll join us, too.

What the Community

is Saying

The Inner Loop Radio

Tune in to hear from contemporary authors for inspiration tips, productive writing habits, advice on publishing, and other topics relevant to the writing life.