Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Eastern Region Power of the Pen

Including Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Mahoning, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingham, Noble, Perry, Stark, Tuscarawas, and Washington Counties

Regional Director:
Julie Lyberger
(330) 352-5529

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

Eastern District 1
Canfield Middle School District
42 Wadsworth St, Canfield, OH 44406
Date: TBD
Coordinator: Darlene Corfman    


Eastern District 2
University of Mount Union District
1972 Clark Ave, Alliance, OH 44601
on Friday, January 10, 2020
Coordinator: Dr. Gwen Schwartz     schwargg@mountunion.edu  

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

University of Malone
2600 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton, OH 44709
On Saturday, March 7, 2020
Coordinator: Rosalie (Rosie) Gregg  rgregg@malone.edu   

Who's Going

District 1

District 2

Julie Lyberger

Julie Lyberger is currently the interim Board President for Power of the Pen and is an administrator for Lake Local Schools in Hartville, Ohio. Julie is in her 32nd year in education. She holds a BA in Education from the University of Akron, and masters degrees in Educational Leadership and Administration from Kent State University.

Julie has been working with POP for 20 years, starting as a coach and host of a district tournament while teaching 7th grade language arts at Lake Local Schools. For the last 8 years she has served on the State Committee in various leadership rolls: district host school and tab room coordinator, regional tab room coordinator, state building monitor coordinator, as well as serving as Secretary and currently Vice President of the State Committee.

Julie enjoys training and mentoring tab room coordinators and working with coaches and writers to get the most out of the Power of the Pen experience.

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

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