POWER OF THE PEN READIES TO HOST 700+ OF OHIO'S BEST WRITERS AT COLLEGE OF WOOSTER ON MAY 25-26!
Power of the Pen State Finals Coaches and Writers: please explore the information below in advance of your trip to the State Finals on May 25th, and also, please visit the website for The College of Wooster, too, so you can learn more about this wonderful institution: https://www.wooster.edu/. The College website will link you to a variety of resources for other things to see and do in Wooster and the surrounding region. If you have any other questions or concerns about your trip to the Power of the Pen State Finals, please phone the State office at 330-659-3226.
2017 POWER OF THE PEN STATE FINALS
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Map to The College of Wooster
To The Best Young Writers in Ohio,
Districts, you nibbled your pencil or your nails and it paid off with 1's in your Rounds and truck loads of Quality Points.
You turned to lucky bears, lucky tshirts, lucky pens, lucky anything at Regionals. And it paid off with 1's in your Rounds and truck loads of Quality Points.
Now comes your payoff. Welcome to College. The College of Wooster, to be more precise. As one of Ohio's best upcoming writers, and one of Power of the Pen's best writers of 2016-2017, you and your coach will spend two days in May with us. As a representative of your school, you will attend the State Finals of Power of the Pen.
We formally welcome you. We seek to inspire you. And you can well bet that we are about to challenge you in a way that you have never been challenged before: we and 700 of your peers.
Our encouragement to you is that you never mind the nibbling anymore now; and keep in mind that luck had little to do with this. You are asked here because you are special. You are talented. You are one of the best writers in Ohio. Always remember that.
I wish you the very best and welcome you to State!
Lorraine B. Merrill
Founder and Executive Director
2017 Guest Author is Self-Proclaimed "Loudmouth" Writer Chris Crutcher
Chris Crutcher was raised in Cascade, Idaho, a lumber and cattle ranch town located in the central Idaho Rockies, a two hour drive over treacherous two-lane from the nearest movie theater and a good forty minutes from the nearest bowling alley. In high school he played football, basketball and ran track, not because he was a stellar athlete, but because in a place so isolated, every able bodied male was heavily recruited. “If you didn’t show up on the first day of football practice your freshman year,” he says, “they just came to your house and got you. And your parents let them in.”