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:

Eastern Regional Tournament
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Lake Elementary
225 Lincoln St SW
Hartville, OH 44632
Coordinator: Julie Lyberger

Who's Going

Eastern District 1:

University of Mount Union  

Alliance Middle School
Canton Country Day
East Canton Middle School
Edison Middle School

East Palestine Middle School

Fairless Middle School

Jackson Middle School

Lake Middle School
Marlington Middle School

Massillon Middle School

North Canton Middle School

Northwest Middle School

Oakwood Middle School
St. Joan of Arc School
St. Mary School, Massillon
St. Michael School, Canton

4  positions available

Eastern District 2:

South Range Middle School

Canfield Middle School
Field Middle School
Girard Junior High
Holy Family
Lincoln PK8
Lisbon David Anderson

South Range Middle School
West Branch Middle School

10 positions available

Julie Lyberger

Julie has been involved with POP for 24 years, starting as a coach and host of a district tournament while teaching at Lake Middle School. For the last 13 years she has served in multiple leadership roles: district host school, district and regional tab room coordinator, state building monitor coordinator and President of the Board of Trustees.

Julie is an administrator for Lake Local Schools in Hartville. She is in her 35th year in education, with a BA in Education from the U. of Akron, as well as masters degrees in K-12 Educational Leadership and Educational Administration/ Superintendent licensure from Kent State.

Julie enjoys the thrill of reading the creative stories the students create, training and mentoring tab room coordinators, and working with coaches and writers to help them get the most out of their Power of the Pen experience.

Julie lives in North Canton with her husband, Mark, and their Shar Pei, Buckeye. She enjoys anything water-related and listening to audiobooks while traveling to Columbus, OH and Huntersville, NC to visit her children.

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

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