Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Lake Erie Region Power of the Pen

Including Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, and Southeast Cuyahoga and Northern Summit Counties

Regional Director:
Barb Tschantz
(330) 704-1436

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

Lake Erie District 1
Lake Erie College
391 West Washington Street, Painesville, OH 44077
on January 11, 2020
Coordinator: Dr. Beth Walsh-Moorman


Lake Erie District 2
University School
20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44122
on February 1, 2020
Coordinator: Charlie Oberndorf
216-321-8260, ext 292

Qualifiers from both events will advance to the Lake Erie Regional Tournament at

Hudson Middle School
77 N Oviatt St, Hudson, OH 44236
on April 4, 2020
Coordinator: Mike Fejes
330-653-1316, ext 2225

Who’s Going

District 1

District 2

Barb Tschantz

Barb has been involved with Power of the Pen since 2009 as a judge, coach, and tab room supervisor, recently managing tournaments throughout Northern Ohio. Barb is an instructor of middle childhood reading and writing in Kent State University’s School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies. She also serves on the leadership council of the National Writing Project at Kent State University, responsible for programs and communications.

After nearly a decade of experience with Power of the Pen, Barb remains in awe of the creativity and wisdom demonstrated in the writing of the program’s young authors.

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

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