The Works:
Artists in the Time of Coronavirus

LACHSA's 2020 Award Winning Literary Magazine

This literary magazine, recently awarded NCTE's highest recognition for excellence in high school literary magazines, the Realm Award, is a thoughtful compilation of original short stories, poetry, personal essays, scripts, cartoons, and beautiful artwork by the talented LACHSA high school students who address the theme of living as artists during the Spring of 2020. At 192 pages with over 50 written pieces and 100 original art works, it is an inspiring look at how students use their creativity to express their vision of story and life during this time.



The Works Receives REALM Award

NCTE, the National Council of Teachers of English, has just awarded LACHSA's 2020 literary magazine, The Works: Artists in the Time of Coronavirus, with its top honor, the REALM Award, for excellence in art and literary magazines. 

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  • 192 Pages

  • Cover: 80# Semi-gloss for heft and protection

  • Paper: 80# Matte text paper

  • 8.5" x 11"




The literary magazine is a special place where creative minds come together to find their individual views, test their imaginations, and express their artistic voices. Whether it's to explore our current world or escape it, it becomes a personal and intimate experience for every reader.

The Editors


The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts

Founded 35 years ago in the creative capital of Los Angeles, LACHSA – the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts – is one of America’s premiere public arts high schools for student artists whose undeniable talent and fearlessly authentic voices change the world. LACHSA students come from every part of Los Angeles County and exemplify its wide-ranging diversity.

LACHSA offers a nationally recognized conservatory-style program in dance, music, theater, visual arts, and cinematic arts that nurtures and mentors its students in transformational ways. Working with professional teaching artists to sharpen their critical thinking and strengthen their skills, LACHSA students develop the confidence to courageously share their art with the world. They go on to attend top colleges and arts conservatory programs and establish themselves as leaders in their chosen fields of art or study. Without exception, LACHSA students become the significant artists and individuals they were always meant to be.


LACHSA Foundation

Supporting LACHSA Since 1985

For 35 years the non-profit LACHSA Foundation has worked to entirely fund the actual costs of the arts curriculum from a broad base of donors who recognize the value of supporting these remarkable student artists so they can engage in this exceptional public school.

Without their support our class and this magazine would not exist.

We are exceptionally grateful for the work they do.


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