Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Eastern Region

Including Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Mahoning, Stark, and Trumbull Counties

Regional Director:
Julie Lyberger

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

Eastern District 1
Friday, January 6, 2023

University of Mount Union
1972 Clark Ave. Alliance, OH 44601
Coordinator: Julie Lyberger


Eastern District 2
Saturday, February 4, 2023

South Range Middle School
11300 Columbiana Canfield Rd
Canfield, OH 44406
Coordinator: Deborah Staffeld

Qualifiers from both events will advance to the Eastern Ohio Regional Tournament hosted by:

Lake Elementary
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Coordinator: Julie Lyberger

Who's Going

Eastern District 1:

University of Mount Union  

20 positions available

Eastern District 2:

South Range Middle School

20 positions available

Julie Lyberger

Julie Lyberger is currently the Board President of Power of the Pen and is an administrator for Lake Local Schools in Hartville. Julie is in her 34th 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 23 years, starting as a coach and host of a district tournament while teaching 7th grade language arts at Lake Local Schools. For the last 10 years she has served on the State Committee in various leadership roles: 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 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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