Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Lake Erie Region

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

Regional Director:
Barb Tschantz
(330) 704-1436

Register for one District event only. 

Lake Erie District 1 is closed
Registration is open to the first 16 schools that register. 
University School
20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44122
on February 1, 2020
Coordinator: Charlie Oberndorf


Lake Erie District 2
Registration is open to the first 20 schools that register. 
Lake Erie College
391 W. Washington St., Painesville, OH 44077
on January 11, 2020
Barb Tschantz
(330) 704-1436

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

The Lake Erie Regional Tournament has been rescheduled as an online tournament that will be held on May 16.  Coaches will contact students if their school is participating.

Hudson Middle School
77 N. Oviatt St., Hudson, OH 44236

Coordinator: Mike Fejes 
on Saturday, April 4, 2020  fejesm@hudson.k12.oh.us  330-653-1316, ext. 2225

Who’s Going

District 1 is now closed
Ballard Brady MS
Beachwood MS
Cuyahoga Heights MS
Gross Schechter Day School
Hudson MS
Kenston MS
Laurel School
Mandel Jewish Day School
Mayfield MS
Saint Francis of Assisi School
St. Paschal Baylon School
St. Rita School
Shaker Heights MS
Solon MS
The Ratner School
University School

0 positions available at District 1. Please choose another district site.

District 2
Andrews Osborne Academy
Berkshire J/SHS
Chagrin Falls MS
Chardon MS
Cornerstone Christian Academy
Fairport Harding High School
Gilmour Academy
Kirtland MS
Memorial MS
Nordonia MS
Notre Dame Elementary School
Perry MS
St. Anselm School
St. Helen School
St. Joan of Arc School
Shore MS
The Write Stuff

3 positions available

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 a former 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 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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