Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Eastern Region

Including Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Mahoning, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingham, Noble, Perry, Stark, Tuscarawas, and Washington Counties

Regional Director:
Julie Lyberger
(330) 352-5529

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

Due to the pandemic, tournaments may need to take place virtually. When you register, you are agreeing to participate in the tournament whether it takes place in person or online.

Eastern District 1


Eastern District 2
Northeast Ohio IMPACT Academy
436 Struthers Coitsville Rd
Lowellville, OH 44436
on Friday, January 30, 2021
Coordinator: Kent Polen 
(330) 799-8239

Qualifiers from both events will advance to the Eastern Ohio Regional Tournament at

Malone University
2600 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton, OH 44709
On Saturday, March 13, 2021
Coordinator: Julie Lyberger     julie@powerofthepen.org
(330) 352-5529

Who's Going

District 1

20 positions available

District 2: Northeast Ohio IMPACT Academy

20 positions available

Julie Lyberger

Julie Lyberger is currently the interim Board President for Power of the Pen and is an administrator for Lake Local Schools in Hartville, Ohio. Julie is in her 32nd year in education. She holds a BA in Education from the University of Akron, and masters degrees in Educational Leadership and Administration from Kent State University.

Julie has been working with POP for 20 years, starting as a coach and host of a district tournament while teaching 7th grade language arts at Lake Local Schools. For the last 8 years she has served on the State Committee in various leadership rolls: district host school and tab room coordinator, regional tab room coordinator, state building monitor coordinator, as well as serving as Secretary and currently Vice President of the State Committee.

Julie enjoys training and mentoring tab room coordinators and working with coaches and writers to get the most out of the Power of the Pen experience.

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

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