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.

Lake Erie District 1
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Lake Erie College
391 W. Washington St.
Painesville, OH 44077
Coordinator: Dr. Elizabeth Walsh-Moorman


Lake Erie District 2
Saturday, January 29, 2022
University School
20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
Coordinator: Charlie Oberndorf

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

Hudson Middle School
Saturday, March 5, 2022
83 N. Oviatt St.
Hudson, OH 44236
Coordinator: Mike Fejes

Who’s Going

Lake Erie District 1:
Lake Erie College

Andrews Osborne Academy
Chagrin Falls Middle School
Kenston Middle School
Kirtland Middle School
St. John School
West Geauga Middle School

14 positions available

Lake Erie District 2:
University School

Ballard Brady Middle School
Beachwood Middle School
Gross Schechter Day School
Mandel JDS
Mayfield Middle School
Revere Middle School
Ruffing Montessori School
Shaker Heights Middle School
Solon Middle School
The Ratner School

10 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 also serves on the leadership council of 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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