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Judith Arcana

Writer, Poet & Reproductive Rights Advocate

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Judith Arcana Biography

Born and raised in the Great Lakes region, living now in the Pacific Northwest, Judith Arcana is a writer of poems, stories, essays and books. Praised by writers and readers, reviewers and community leaders, Arcana’s work appears in collections and journals, online and on paper.

Arcana is a Jane, a member of the Chicago underground service that helped thousands of women and girls get safe illegal abortions before the US Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade in January of 1973.

She's a skilled performer/presenter who has worked with audiences in the US, Britain and Canada, often visiting campus and community groups to talk about reproductive justice and perform her powerful writing. Arcana is in some documentary films, including the 1995 Jane: An Abortion Service (dir. Kate Kirtz/Nell Lundy), the 2014 She's Beautiful When She's Angry (dir. Mary Dore), the 2019 OUR BODIES OUR DOCTORS (dir. Jan Haaken), and 2022’s THE JANES, created by the producer/director team Daniel Arcana, Emma Pildes and Tia Lessin.

A longtime teacher of literature, writing and women’s studies, Arcana has a PhD in Literature, an MA in Women's Studies, an Urban Preceptorship in Preventive Medicine and a BA in English. She’s taught in high schools, colleges, libraries, living rooms, a state prison and a county jail.

Her first and last teaching jobs were for students at Niles Township High School in Illinois (in the beautiful old building that was her own alma mater), and Union Graduate School, an experimental national university-without-walls that has since become a conventional online program. For Niles, Arcana taught English, Creative Writing and Humanities, the latter as part of a team of students and teachers. For Union, where she served as a dean, Arcana advised doctoral candidates, led residential seminars, and was founding director of the Union’s Center for Women in Washington DC.

Her writing has been supported by the Puffin Foundation, Rockefeller Archive Center, Institute for Anarchist Studies, NW Oregon's Regional Arts and Culture Council, Celebration Foundation, Union's doctoral faculty, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, and Oregon Literary Arts – and fostered by residencies at Soapstone and MilePost5 in Oregon, the Montana Artists Refuge, Ragdale in Illinois, the Mesa Refuge in California and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in New Mexico.

Arcana’s poems, stories and essays have been published widely for more than fifty years, on paper and online in literary journals; political, cultural and medical magazines; newspapers; academic journals; anthologies; and textbooks. Her fiction and poetry have won chapbook awards from Minerva Rising Press and Turtle Island Quarterly.

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What If Your Mother

What If Your Mother

Grace Paley's Life Stories: A Literary Biography - Judith Arcana - Paperback

Grace Paley's Life Stories: A Literary Biography - Judith Arcana - Paperback

Our Mothers' Daughters

Our Mothers' Daughters

Every Mother's Son: The Role of Mothers in the Making of Men

Every Mother's Son: The Role of Mothers in the Making of Men

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Judith Arcana Biography

Born and raised in the Great Lakes region, living now in the Pacific Northwest, Judith Arcana is a writer of poems, stories, essays and books. Praised by writers and readers, reviewers and community leaders, Arcana’s work appears in collections and journals, online and on paper.

Arcana is a Jane, a member of the Chicago underground service that helped thousands of women and girls get safe illegal abortions before the US Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade in January of 1973.

She's a skilled performer/presenter who has worked with audiences in the US, Britain and Canada, often visiting campus and community groups to talk about reproductive justice and perform her powerful writing. Arcana is in some documentary films, including the 1995 Jane: An Abortion Service (dir. Kate Kirtz/Nell Lundy), the 2014 She's Beautiful When She's Angry (dir. Mary Dore), the 2019 OUR BODIES OUR DOCTORS (dir. Jan Haaken), and 2022’s THE JANES, created by the producer/director team Daniel Arcana, Emma Pildes and Tia Lessin.

A longtime teacher of literature, writing and women’s studies, Arcana has a PhD in Literature, an MA in Women's Studies, an Urban Preceptorship in Preventive Medicine and a BA in English. She’s taught in high schools, colleges, libraries, living rooms, a state prison and a county jail.

Her first and last teaching jobs were for students at Niles Township High School in Illinois (in the beautiful old building that was her own alma mater), and Union Graduate School, an experimental national university-without-walls that has since become a conventional online program. For Niles, Arcana taught English, Creative Writing and Humanities, the latter as part of a team of students and teachers. For Union, where she served as a dean, Arcana advised doctoral candidates, led residential seminars, and was founding director of the Union’s Center for Women in Washington DC.

Her writing has been supported by the Puffin Foundation, Rockefeller Archive Center, Institute for Anarchist Studies, NW Oregon's Regional Arts and Culture Council, Celebration Foundation, Union's doctoral faculty, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, and Oregon Literary Arts – and fostered by residencies at Soapstone and MilePost5 in Oregon, the Montana Artists Refuge, Ragdale in Illinois, the Mesa Refuge in California and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in New Mexico.

Arcana’s poems, stories and essays have been published widely for more than fifty years, on paper and online in literary journals; political, cultural and medical magazines; newspapers; academic journals; anthologies; and textbooks. Her fiction and poetry have won chapbook awards from Minerva Rising Press and Turtle Island Quarterly.

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  • Activists Judith Arcana and Diane Stevens on Facing Life Sentences
    Subjects of the film The Janes, Judith Arcana and Diane Stevens, talk about how they understood the consequences of propelling the abortion-rights

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  • How to book Judith Arcana?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Judith Arcana for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Judith Arcana, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Judith Arcana or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Judith Arcana?

    Booking fees for Judith Arcana, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Judith Arcana, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Judith Arcana?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Judith Arcana for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Judith Arcana for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Judith Arcana or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Judith Arcana or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Judith Arcana is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Judith Arcana for your event is available upon request. Judith Arcana generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, Robin Morgan, Qudsiyyah Shariyf, Rebecca Walker and Jennifer Holland. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Judith Arcana for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Judith Arcana Speaker Videos

  • Activists Judith Arcana and Diane Stevens on Facing Life Sentences
    Subjects of the film The Janes, Judith Arcana and Diane Stevens, talk about how they understood the consequences of propelling the abortion-rights

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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