Rachel Coonce is a graduate of the MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College, specializing in creative nonfiction writing. She has been awarded the Conger Beasley Jr. Award for Nonfiction by New Letters magazine, an Independent Artist Award by the Maryland State Arts Council, and she received an honorable mention in The Missouri Review’s Miller Audio Prize for her investigation into memory. She is cofounder of The Inner Loop, a literary arts nonprofit in Washington, DC that has been praised by The Washington Post, Ploughshares, The Writer’s Center, and several others, and which received multiple Amazon Literary Partnerships and DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities grants for its projects. She is also creator, executive producer, and cohost of The Inner Loop Radio, a creative writing podcast that explores literary craft and celebrates local authors. Follow me on instagram @rachel_coonce.