Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

We'll See You Soon at the State Tournament!

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

Now in our 33rd year, 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.

To register select the option you choose under registration – 7th only, 8th only or 7th and 8th grade teams.

We look forward to seeing you at a tournament soon!

Dear Writing Team Coaches,

This summer was abuzz with the efforts of many focused and dedicated people who have prepared for the return of Power of the Pen in a new season of incredible student writing! 


The restructuring we have implemented lays a solid foundation for our relaunch. It includes:

» A new governing body whose members possess a combined experience of over 300 years with Power of the Pen.

» A more streamlined structure with online registration.  

» A regional director for each of the eight Ohio regions who will provide increased support for coaches, easier access to resources and timely and responsive communication.

» A new scoring program that performs with speed and accuracy no matter how many simulated wrenches we have thrown into it.

» As always, we have three levels of student competition — District, Regional, and State.

» The opportunity to take part in workshops for both students and teachers, who can earn professional contact hours through colleges and universities statewide.

POP has provided quality writing programs and competitions for more than three decades. We’re proud to have worked with nearly 500 school districts in all 88 counties in Ohio and we look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence during the 2018-2019 season. Accept no imitations – there is only one Power of the Pen!

With best regards and looking forward to seeing each of you in 2018-2019!

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.

Meet the 2019 State Tournament Visiting Writer/Author Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is the New York Times best-selling author of All American Boys, the Track series, Long Way Down, For Everyone, and Miles Morales-Spiderman.
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National Writing Project Youth Writing Camp at Kent State.

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Young Writers Workshop at John Carroll University July 22-26

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

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