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

Registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Register for one District event only.

Lake Erie District 1
Saturday, January 7, 2023

Lake Erie College
391 W. Washington St.
Painesville, OH 44077
Coordinator: Greg Rothwell


The University School tournament has reached capacity. Please check the Northern Region and Northeast Region for tournaments.

Lake Erie District 2
Saturday, January 28, 2023
University School
20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
Coordinator: Charlie Oberndorf

Qualifiers from both events will advance to:

Lake Erie Regional Tournament
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Hudson Middle School
83 N. Oviatt St., Hudson, OH 44236
Coordinator: Mike Fejes

Who’s Going

Lake Erie District 1:
Lake Erie College

All Saints School
Andrews Osborne Academy
Chardon Middle School
Conneaut Middle School
Cornerstone Christian Academy
Fairport Harding High School
Heskett Middle School
Kenston Middle School
Kirtland Middle School
Mentor Memorial Middle School
Monticello Middle School
Notre Dame Middle School
Perry Middle School
Shore Middle School
St. Dominic School
St. Helen
Saint John School
St. Mary School Chardon
W-E School of Innovation

position available

Lake Erie District 2:
University School

The University School tournament has reached capacity. Please check the Northern and Northeast regions for tournaments.

Brady Middle School
Chagrin Falls Middle School
Communion of Saints School
Gross Schechter Day School
Hudson Middle School
Laurel School
Mandel Jewish Day School
Mayfield Middle School
Revere Middle School
Ruffing Montessori School
Saint Paschal Baylon
Shaker Heights Middle School
Solon Middle School
The Ratner School
University School
West Geauga Middle School

0 positions available

Barb Tschantz

Barb serves as Executive Director of Power of the Pen. She has been involved with Power of the Pen since 2009 as a judge, coach, tab room supervisor, and regional director, 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 and a former English teacher at Lake Middle School in Hartville. She is also active in the National Writing Project at Kent State University.

After more than 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 2640  |  North Canton, Ohio 44720

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