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

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

Due to the pandemic, tournaments may need to take place virtually. When you register, you are agreeing to participate in the tournament whether it takes place in person or online.

Lake Erie District 1
Lake Erie College
391 W. Washington St., Painesville, OH 44077
on January 9, 2021
Barb Tschantz
(330) 704-1436


Lake Erie District 2
University School
20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44122
on January 30, 2021
Coordinator: Charlie Oberndorf

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

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

Coordinator: Mike Fejes 
on Saturday, March 13, 2021 fejesm@hudson.k12.oh.us  330-653-1316, ext. 2225

Who’s Going

District 1: Lake Erie College

20 positions available

District 2: University School
16 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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