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General Information

Name:  Judith Arcana  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry

Born: 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio


Illinois Connection

Arcana lived in Illinois nearly forty years, mostly in Chicago (also in Champaign and Skokie). She has strong memories of the northwestern part of the state (especially the Mississippi Palisades and Pecatonica) and of pre-interstate highway travel, heading north to Wisconsin on Route 41. Her father was born and raised in Chicago and downstate, in the tri-state region by the river; her son, born in the same Chicago hospital as his grandfather, was also raised there. All of Judith's graduations were in Illinois: 8th grade from Sharp Corner School, high school from Niles Township HS-East (the original beautiful building), BA from Northwestern University, MA from Goddard College's Chicago outpost, Phd from Loyola University of Chicago (she also attended the University of Illinois and Depaul).

Biographical and Professional Information

Judith Arcana's biographical, professional information, can be found on her website as can information about her writing that appears in anthologies and journals. * [ Bio]* [ Writing]* [ Anthologies] * [ Journals]Along with the books listed below, she has also written the chapbook, ''Soon to be a Major Motion Picture'' and Zine ''Janebill: Keesha, Joanie and JANE.''

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