Writing Center Announcements

Lekha After-school Writing Classes for Fall 2016

During the school year, Lekha Writing Center offers after-school writing classes to Bay Area students in grades K-12. All classes are taught the Lekha Way, with encouragement and support. We utilize visualization and verbalization techniques, creative play, illustration, and other low stakes writing activities that help students overcome writer’s block or any fears about writing. We want every student to enjoy a positive relationship to writing.

Registration is open now for our ongoing programs. This fall, we are teaching academic writing, creative writing, and publishing classes in Milpitas and West San Jose.

Milpitas

West San Jose

View Schedule and Register

Young Writers Publish at Lekha

Yalda Alexandra Saii is an avid reader, writer, and a student of Lekha Writing Center, which she has attended since 2009. Yalda began writing The Sassy Divas during a Lekha class when she was ten years old, and completed it at the age of twelve. Her passion for writing is ever-growing as she writes nonfiction and journalistic pieces.

Check out Lekha’s summer writing camps at http://lekha.co/prog-info

2016 Summer Writing Camps Registration Now Open for All Locations

Lekha Writing Center presents academic and creative writing camps in Cupertino, Milpitas, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, and West San Jose for students in grades K-10.

This summer, new programs include:

  • Academic Writing for the Common Core, grades 1-10
  • Essay Writing for the Common Core, grades 4-8
  • Publishing Fiction, grades 1-8
  • Publishing Nonfiction, grades 1-8

View all programs for the summer and register.

Join Writing and Publishing After-school Classes in West San Jose

This fall, Lekha brings essay writing, creative writing, and publishing after-school classes to San Jose for students in grade 2-12.

Tuesdays, 5:15PM – 6:15PM
Advanced Publishing, grades 7 – 12

Tuesdays, 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Essay Writing, grades 3 – 5

Thursdays, 5:15PM – 6:15PM
Intermediate Publishing, grades 5 – 12

Thursdays, 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Essay Writing, grades 6 – 8

Fridays, 5:15PM – 6:15PM
Beginning Creative Writing, grades 2 – 3

Fridays, 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Intermediate Beginner Publishing, grades 4 – 5

Writing Camps Starting in June

Foster City
6/29 – 7/2
Creative Writing 105441-A, 5 – 9 yrs

Fremont
6/15 – 6/19
Creative Writing 225389, 8 – 12 yrs
The Fundamental Essay 226981, 8 – 12 yrs
Both Creative Writing & The Fundamental Essay 226634, 8 – 12 yrs

6/29 – 7/3
Creative Writing 226633, 8 – 12 yrs
The Fundamental Essay 225395, 8 – 12 yrs
Both Creative Writing & The Fundamental Essay 226632, 8 – 12 yrs

Menlo Park
6/29 – 7/3
Creative Writing Writing Conventions, 7 – 13 years

Millbrae
6/22 – 6/26
Create-A-Book 15006, 5 – 9 yrs
The Art of Storytelling 15007, 5 – 9 yrs
Both Create-A-Book & The Art of Storytelling 15018, 5 – 9 yrs

Milpitas
6/22 – 6/26
Create-A-Book, 5 – 7 yrs
The Art of Storytelling, 6 – 9 yrs
Creative Writing, 7 – 13 yrs
Essay Writing, 7 – 13 yrs

Pacifica
6/29 – 7/2
Create-A-Book I 50.380, 5 – 9 yrs
The Art of Storytelling 30.348, 5 – 9 yrs
Story Writing 50.380, 7 – 12 yrs
Essay Writing 50.382, 7 – 12 yrs

San Carlos
6/29 – 7/2
Story Writing 29183, 7 – 13 yrs
Essay Writing 29176, 7 – 13 yrs

San Ramon
6/29 – 7/2
Create-A-Book I 93894, 5 – 7 yrs
Early Reading 93863, 5 – 7 yrs
Create-A-Book II & III 93895, 8 – 12 yrs
The Fundamental Essay 93864, 8 – 12 yrs
Story Writing 94561, Middle School
Academic Writing 94560, Middle School

West San Jose
6/22 – 6/26
Creative Writing, 7 – 10 yrs
Essay Writing, Middle School

6/29 – 7/2
Story Writing, 7 – 10 yrs
Persuasive Essay & Opinion Essay Writing, Middle School

Camps are starting soon!
Register Now!

Write With Lekha This Summer

At 12 locations around the Bay Area, Lekha teaches students in grades K–12 the art of academic writing, creative writing, and mass communications.

Check out our schedules in Cupertino, Foster City, Fremont, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Milpitas, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, and West San Jose.

Camps are filling up quickly, so register today!

View Schedules and Register

Young Writers Learn Publish at Lekha

Create-A-Book teaches the art of bookmaking and book illustration. While creating books of different types, students will infuse their stories with descriptive language, creating vibrant pictures in the reader’s mind.

Writing and Publishing teaches students how to convert their short stories into longer stories. The art of illustrations for the intermediate reader will also be discussed. Students will work towards publishing their own picture book, early reader, short story collection, chap book (collection of poetry), or comic. Some students may work towards finishing a chapter book.

Cupertino
7/26 – 7/31: Writing & Publishing, Two Sessions: 7 – 10 years, Middle School
8/3 – 8/7: Writing & Publishing II, Two Sessions: 7 – 10 years, Middle School

Fremont
6/22 – 6/26: Create-A-Book, 5 – 9 years

Menlo Park
7/20 – 7/24: Writing & Publishing, 7 – 13 years

Millbrae
6/22 – 6/26: Create-A-Book, 5 – 9 years

Milpitas
6/22 – 6/26: Create-A-Book, 5 – 7 years

Pacifica
6/29 – 7/2: Create-A-Book, 5 – 9 years

San Ramon
6/29 – 7/2: Create-A-Book I, 5 – 7 years
6/29 – 7/2: Create-A-Book II & III, 8 – 12 years

West San Jose
7/6 – 7/10: Writing and Publishing, Two Sessions: 7 – 10 years, Middle School
7/13 – 7/17: Writing & Publishing II, Two Sessions: 7 – 10 years, Middle School
Dates TBD: Publishing Intensive, Call (408) 429-8880 for details

Bringing Joy to Writing

This summer, Lekha teaches students ages 5–13 the art of writing. Through our academic writing and creative writing camps, we teach students tried-and-true writing techniques with our scholarly and creative approach, making sure kids have fun in the process.

For students interested in publishing their writing, we are teaching a series of publishing camps this summer. While learning how to develop their short stories into picture books or chapter books, students will work towards publishing their very own books.

Learn more about our writing camps in Cupertino, Fremont, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Milpitas, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Ramon, Walnut Creek and West San Jose.

Camps are filling up quickly, so register today!

Register Today

Writing Workshops This Weekend and Beyond

Lekha’s founder, Jyoti Yelagalawadi, will cover Overcoming Writer’s Block, Breaking Down the Opinion Essay, Reading Comprehension, and Working Dialogue into your Narrative Essays.

Each workshop lasts two and one half hours. Price is $25 per participating child. Parents are welcome to sit in.

A special 10% discount is offered to families who sign up for summer writing camp at one of our workshops. Additional discounts are offered when signing up for multiple sessions (10% off) and siblings (5% off). An additional discount for early registration is offered until April 15th.

Cupertino

Saturday, March 14
9:30am – 12:00pm: Grades 2 – 4
1:00pm – 3:30pm: Grades 4 – 8
Overcoming Writer’s Block: What is writer’s block? Why does it happen? Can writer’s block be overcome? If so, how? This workshop is designed for students of upper elementary and middle school students.
at Little Champs, 1025 South De Anza Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95129, map »

West San Jose, Moorpark

Sunday, March 15
10:00am – 12:30pm: Grades 2 – 4
1:00pm – 3:30pm: Grades 4 – 8
Reading Comprehension: Determine the theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text. This workshop is designed for elementary school students.
at Little Champs, 5178 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95129, map »

Register Now

More Workshops Coming Soon

West San Jose, Moorpark, 3/21
Cupertino, 3/22
San Jose, 4/19
Cupertino, 4/12
Danville, 4/11
Menlo Park, 4/18
Redwood City, TBD
Milpitas, TBD