Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Central Region

Including Delaware, Franklin, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Union Counties

Regional Director:
Robin Langlais

Registration is open to the first 20 schools that register. Register for one District event only.

Central District 1
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Circleville High School
380 Clark Drive
Circleville, OH 43113
Coordinator: Brooke Paxton


Central District 2
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Gahanna Middle School South
349 Shady Spring Dr.
Gahanna, OH 43230
Coordinator: Libby Grubb

Qualifiers from both events will advance to the
Central Regional Tournament
March 11, 2023 
hosted by:
Ann Simpson Davis Middle School
Saturday, March 11, 2023
2400 Sutter Parkway
Dublin, OH 43016
Coordinator: Disa Banker

Who's Going

Central District 1:
Circleville High School

20 positions available

Central District 2:
Gahanna Middle School South

20 positions available

Robin Langlais

Robin Langlais retired after 35 years working as a library/media specialist in junior high and middle schools in Strongsville City Schools.

Robin received several grants from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation to introduce and generate enthusiasm for series fiction.

She has been involved with Power of the Pen for over 30 years, acting as a writing coach and computer operator at District, Regional and State Tournaments, now as Secretary of the Board of Directors and the Regional Director for the Central Region. She lives with her husband, Marc, in Medina, Ohio.

Power of the Pen
PO Box 2640  |  North Canton, Ohio 44720

Support has been provided by Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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