IVC Literary Journal
The Ear is the literary journal of Irvine Valley College, a member of the South Orange County Community College District. It began in 1982 under the editorship of Elaine Rubenstein as a labor of love by faculty in the Humanities Department of what was then Saddleback College North Campus. The faculty wanted to share the excellent work of students, faculty, and local authors and artists. We celebrated many authors’ very first publications, as well as including the work of writers who have been celebrated by many others.
Irvine Valley College is proud to celebrate its 30th year with a return to this excellent publication. We look forward to once again bringing you some of the best work in Orange County.