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

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

Central District 1
Circleville Middle School
360 Clark Drive, Circleville, OH 43113
on Saturday, January 11, 2020

Coordinator: Karen Valentine


Central District 2
Gahanna South Middle School
349 Shady Spring Dr, Gahanna, OH 43230
On Saturday, February 22, 2020
Coordinator: Libby Grubb   

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

Otterbein University
1 South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081
on March 7, 2020
Coordinator: Robin Langlais

Who's Going

District 1

18 positions available

Rushville MS
Willard Grizzell MS

District 2

10 positions available

AS Davis MS
Columbus School for Girls
Holy Spirit
International Academy of Columbus
Licking Valley MS
New Albany MS
St. Brigid of Kildare
St. Matthew
St. Timothy
St. Vincent de Paul

Robin Langlais, POP Secretary, retired Library/Media Specialist

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

She earned her B.A. in Library Science/Educational Media K-12 from Ohio Dominican College and her M.S. in Educational Technology from Cleveland State University. She began at Center Junior High School and 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.

Robin has been involved with Power of the Pen for 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 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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