Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

South-Central Region

Including Delaware, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Union, Athens, Fairfield, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton Counties

Regional Director:
Robin Langlais

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

Due to the pandemic, district and regional tournaments will take place online, not on the premises of the host school.

South-Central District 1
Saturday, January 23, 2021

Circleville High School
Coordinator: Brooke Paxton


South-Central District 2
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Gahanna Middle School South
Coordinator: Libby Grubb

Qualifiers from both events will advance to the South-Central Ohio Regional Tournament at

Ann Simpson Davis MS
Saturday, March 20, 2021 (tentative date)

Who's Going

South-Central District 1:
Circleville HS

Ann Simpson Davis Middle School
Dr. Henry Karrer Middle School
Pleasant View Middle School
Willard Grizzell Middle School

16 positions available

South-Central District 2:
Gahanna Middle School South

Columbus School for Girls
Dominion Middle School
St. Agatha School
St. Brigid of Kildare
St. Matthew School
St. Vincent de Paul School

14 positions available

Robin Langlais

Robin Langlais retired after 35 years working as a library/media specialist in junior high and middle schools.

She was instrumental in the writing, implementation and administration of a 5-year Venture Capital Grant during the district’s transition to middle schools in the Strongsville City Schools.

Robin received several grants from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation to introduce and generate enthusiasm for series fiction into both middle schools.

She has been involved with Power of the Pen for over 30 years, acting as a writing coach and computer operator at District, Regional and State Tournaments, now as Secretary of the Board of Trustees and the South-Central area Regional Director. She lives with her husband, Marc, in Medina, Ohio.

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

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