Writing Center Announcements

High School Summer Workshops Coming Soon!

High School Essay and SAT Prep Guidance, $275

As part of this 12 hour workshop, students will learn essay writing conventions, reading comprehension skills, grammar, and vocabulary retention techniques by using Lekha’s signature methods. Students will also work on the Evidence Based Reading and Writing sections of the SAT test, while learning best methods to outline and write the SAT Essay. Lekha High School instructors are trained in Lekha methods and are experienced in teaching to the test.


Cupertino, Polygon Academy
6/17-6/27, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Mon-Thu
8/5-8/15, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Mon-Thu

Milpitas, San Jose Community College, Milpitas Extension
8/5-8/15, 4:30pm-7:00pm, Mon-Thu

San Jose, Willow Glen Elementary                  
7/22-8/02, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Mon-Thu

San Ramon, Brain-O-Magic Center
7/15-7/25, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Mon-Thu

Sunnyvale, Ponderosa Elementary School            
7/8-7/18, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Mon-Thu

Publishing Workshop, $275

As part of this 12 hour workshop young wordsmiths will be trained to become young authors. This workshop should be considered as a first step towards publishing an individual piece of work. Participants will learn about the different avenues in publishing including self publishing, traditional publishing, vanity publishing, publishing in magazines, via e-books and others. They will be given options to use the write4joy app to publish their work as e-books. Participants can choose to publish articles, chapter books, graphic novels, novels, stories, picture books, plays, or poetry chap books. Instructors are published authors and Lekha Publishers Staff.


Cupertino, Polygon Academy                                            
7/29-8/9, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Mon-Thu

Milpitas, San Jose Community College, Milpitas Extension                  
8/12-8/16, 4:30pm-7:00pm, Mon-Fri

San Ramon, Brain-O-Magic Center
7/15—7/26, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Mon-Thu

Note: All students registering for the Lekha Writing Camp will be able to use Lekha’s award winning write4joy app for free up to three months from the date of registration of their first camp. All work (plays, poetry, stories and essays), which are written during the program, will also be considered for publication in Lekha’s quarterly online magazine, Young Wordsmiths.

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.


West San Jose

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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

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

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

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

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!

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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