Rhyme N Chatt Interactive Poetry Organization (RNC) is a historic institution in Chattanooga, TN. First organized in 1999, it was created to “provide a fun and safe place where poetry is shared and discussed and people are valued.”

RNC encourages creativity without judgement and PG-13 rated poetry that challenges poets to express themselves without offensive language. It doesn’t discriminate based on color, race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, etc.

RNC prides itself on being “the first place” that many have ever shared their poetry aloud, because we provide such a safe atmosphere.

Check here for upcoming events, including open mic sessions.

A Safe Place

“The first time I shared a poem that I wrote was at a Rhyme N Chatt open mic session held at Glenwood Recreational Center. It was the first time that I felt safe and unjudged and it was the first time that I truly felt listened to.”

– Marsha Mills, member since 1999

Life Long Connections

“Simply good clean fun! It’s like a reunion with old friends, supporting one another’s creativity.”

– Cheryl Kyles, attendee

What others say

“RNC typifies the heart and soul of Chattanooga.”

― Mark Anderson, Chattanooga Writers Guild

I really love the energy and the vibe of it all and just hanging with good people.

― Latrecia Montgomery, attendee

“I love and support RNC because it provided me a safe space to express myself, free from judgement, as well as a family atmosphere, at a pivotal time in my life.”

― Pamela Shropshire, member/attendee

“Rhyme N Chatt showed me that words are power and can be used to change some things. Write On. ✍️”

― Jhosa Moore, member/attendee