Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Northern Ohio Regional Power of the Pen

Including Crawford, Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron, Lake, Lorain, and Richland Counties

Regional Director:

Barb Tschantz
(330) 704-1436

Register for one District event only. Qualifiers from all three events will advance to the Northeast Ohio Regional Tournament at

Villa Angela St Joe Regional
18491 Lakeshore Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44119
Coordinator: Emily Robinson
On Saturday, April 6, 2019 

Northern District 1
is now closed.
Columbia Middle School
Registration is open to the first 20 schools that register.
13646 W River Rd, Columbia Station, OH 44028
On February 2, 2019
Coordinator: Kyleen Wilson   


Northern District 2
Monticello Middle School
Registration is open to the first 20 schools that register.
3665 Monticello Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44121
On Saturday, December 8, 2018
Coordinator: Debbie Frost    


Northern District 3 is now closed.
University School
Registration is open to the first 16 schools that register.
20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
On February 9, 2019
Coordinator: Charlie Oberndorf

Barb Tschantz

Barb has been involved with Power of the Pen since 2009 as a judge, coach, and tab room supervisor, recently managing tournaments throughout Northern Ohio. Barb is an instructor of middle childhood reading and writing in Kent State University’s School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies. She also serves on the leadership council of the National Writing Project at Kent State University, responsible for programs and communications.

After nearly 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 442  |  Richfield, Ohio 44286

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