Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Southwest Region

Including Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren Counties

Regional Director:
Erin Dipzinski  

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

Southwest District 1
Saturday, February 10, 2024

St. Bernard-Elmwood Place HS

4615 Tower Avenue

St. Bernard, OH 45217


Southwest District 2
Saturday, January 27, 2024
Little Miami Middle School
5290 Morrow Cozaddale Rd
Morrow, OH 45152
Coordinator: Erin Dipzinski  

Qualifiers from both events will advance to:

Southwest Regional Tournament
Saturday, March 2, 2024
Cincinnati Country Day School
6905 Given Road
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Coordinator: Emily DiMatteo

Who's Going

Southwest District 1:
St. Bernard-Elmwood Place High School

Cardinal Pacelli

Cincinnati Country Day School

John Paul II Catholic School

Mariemont Junior High School

Mason Middle School

Mercy Montessori

Reading Junior Senior High School

Saint Antoninus School

Saint Bernard-Elmwood Place School

Saint James School

Saint John the Baptist

Seven Hills Middle School

Summit Country Day School

7 Positions Available

Southwest District 2:
Little Miami Middle School

Bethel-Tate Middle School

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

Clinton-Massie Middle School

Crossroads Middle School

Delhi Middle School

Eastern Middle School

Hopewell Junior School

Indian Hill Middle School

Lebanon Christian School

Lebanon Junior High School

Little Miami Middle School

Loveland Middle School

Monroe Junior High School

St. Andrew St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

St. Columban

St. Francis de Sales School

St. John XXIII School

Sycamore Junior High School

Wyoming Middle School

1 Position Available

Erin Dipzinski

Erin has been involved with Power of the Pen since 2002 as both a coach and a district coordinator. She is in her 24th year of teaching and is currently a 6th grade Language Arts teacher and Gifted Intervention Specialist at Little Miami Middle School. She is also the middle school cross-country coach. 

Erin earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Wilmington College, her Master’s in Secondary Education from Xavier University, and her Gifted Endorsement from the University of Cincinnati. 

Erin lives in Morrow, Ohio, with her husband, Ryan, and their four children, two dogs and three cats. She is an avid reader and loves to travel and explore new places and cultures. In her free time, she enjoys running and rooting for the Buffalo Bills.

Power of the Pen
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