Interactive Open Mic Sessions


New in 2023! Words on Fire Youth Interactive Open Mic Poetry Sessions are held each month at 4:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at Avondale Community Center, located on Dodson Avenue.

Interactive Open Mic Sessions for all ages are held each month at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month on the 5th floor of the Edney Bldg. located at 1100 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN.


Respect – Show respect for fellow poets and their poems by giving only positive feedback

Harmony – Get along with fellow poets. We are a “poetic family”.

YOU are important. You make RNC what it is.

Muse – It is our hope that RNC will inspire those who haven’t written to write, those who write to write more and those who write a lot, to keep it up!

Equality – We are all treated equally no matter age or experience.