Writing Center Announcements

Upcoming Lekha Writing Workshops

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.


at Little Champs, 1025 South De Anza Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95129, map »Saturday, March 14
10:00am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:00pm
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.

Sunday, March 22
10:00am – 12:30pm
Breaking Down the Opinion Essay: This workshop will focus on the do’s and don’t’s of an opinion essay in language appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students.

Sunday, March 22
1:00pm – 3:30pm
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.

West San Jose, Moorpark

at Little Champs, 5178 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95129, map »

Sunday, March 15
10:00am – 12:30pm and 1:00pm – 3:30pm
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.

Saturday, March 21
10:00am – 12:30pm, 1:00pm – 3:30pm, and 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Working Dialogue into your Narrative Essays: This workshop will focus on best practices of narrative writing in a language appropriate for 2nd–4th grade students.

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More Workshops Coming Soon

San Jose, 4/19
Cupertino, 4/12
Danville, 4/11
Menlo Park, 4/18
Redwood City, TBD
Milpitas, TBD

23 Programs at 24 Locations!

Join our inspiring summer writing camps with 23 programs at 24 Bay Area locations. Find programs near you!


Creative Writing Camps

Lekha’s creative writing camp programs for this summer include classic favorites such as Story Writing, where students learn the five elements of story writing and a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres, and Create-A-Book, where creative writing, illustration, and bookmaking combine to create a treasured keepsake. We’ve also added a exciting new offering: The Art of Storytelling.

In addition to creative writing, Lekha offers academic writing summer camps where students learn techniques that support their academic growth while having fun with their peers. In addition to our popular Essay Writing and Reading Comprehension camps, we’ve added Early Reading and Early Writing for kindergarten and first grade students.

Mass Communication Camps

This summer, Lekha’s mass communication summer camps include Public Speaking and Speech and Debate. Students will learn presentation techniques, public speaking skills, and build confidence through oral presentations and other projects.


Lekha summer writing camps are held at locations in:
Belmont, Cupertino, Dublin, Foster City, Fremont, Hayward, Millbrae, Milpitas, Pacifica, Pleasanton, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, San Ramon, Walnut Creek and West San Jose.

Pricing & Discounts

Lekha summer writing camps are $200 per one week session. At our independent location, save 10% on additional sessions and save 5% on camps for siblings. At our Parks & Recreation locations, we waive the materials fee, a $10-$15 value.

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Invest in a Lekha Franchise!

The Lekha Way—A truly innovative way to teach children how to write and think creatively and critically.

Lekha Writing Center Franchises

Available Now!

Lekha is actively recruiting franchise partners who are passionate about writing, creativity, and education and can replicate the Lekha model in their own communities. New Lekha franchises can start by being operated in Parks and Recreation Centers, local schools, Education franchise opportunity franchisee’s homes, or other small spaces. Once established the franchisee can open a freestanding Lekha location.

The Lekha franchise model is easily duplicated with a low initial investment and low overhead. Franchise partners will be provided with our time-tested curriculum and tools for success to help them implement classes, camps, and workshops for children and teens. We are ready to share our expertise with our franchise partners so they too can share their love of writing with the students.

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Registration Open Now for All Locations

Writing class registration is now open for Cupertino, Foster City, Hayward, Pleasanton, Redwood City, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, and West San Jose!

Join academic and creative writing classes held Monday – Saturday around the Bay Area. We work with students in grades 2 – 12 to enhance their writing skills and improve their academic performance. View our class schedule and register now »