Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

The 2019-20 Season Opens for Registration Soon!

Welcome to Power of the Pen, Ohio's award-winning educational enhancement program devoted to excellence in creative writing at the middle school level.

We've just completed our 33rd year, and we're more excited than ever to provide students and schools with tournament experiences and classroom support to help you achieve your highest academic goals.

We're working now on planning the 2019-20 tournament season, and look forward to seeing many of you again beginning this fall!

Dear Writing Team Coaches,

Whew! We did it!

The 2018-19 Tournament Season was completed with a very exciting State Tournament and now, with the successful relaunch under our belts, we're moving forward, examining what we can do to streamline and enhance the experience for next year.


POP has provided quality writing programs and competitions for more than three decades. We’re proud to have worked with more than 250 school districts this past year and we look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence during the 2019-2020 season. Accept no imitations – there is only one Power of the Pen!

With best regards and looking forward to seeing each of you in 2019-2020!

In no way is Power of the Pen affiliated with the United Fellowship of the Pen, or PenOhio and Power of the Pen neither condones nor authorizes the writing programs of either organization.

Power of the Pen is seeking an Executive Director

Interested parties, please submit a resume to Mrs. Julie Lyberger, POP Board President here. A formal review of resumes will begin on August 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The selected candidate will begin responsibilities on September 14, 2019.

Download the position description here.

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Power of the Pen
PO Box 442  |  Richfield, Ohio 44286

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