Whether it is with a thoughtful story for adults, a funny folk tale for children, or the inspiring history of her Japanese American family’s experience in the incarceration camps during World War II, Anne Shimojima reminds us that to be human is to travel on the most fascinating journey of all. Her repertoire includes folk tales from around the world and historical pieces that help us find our places in the world today.

A professional storyteller since 1982, Anne performs in festivals, schools, libraries, museums, and conferences, and anywhere people gather to hear a good story. Her thirty-five years as an elementary school library media specialist and decades of performing have given her a deep understanding of the universal truths we can all find in story.

Upcoming public performances:

Hidden Memory: An American Story

The inspiring story of Anne’s family’s journey from Japan to the United States and through the incarceration camps of World War II.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL.
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2:00 pm - Gail Borden Public Library District, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL

               Anne's performance of Hidden Memory: An American Story
               received a standing ovation at the National Storytelling Festival in 2017!

Ancestry and Family History - How to create your own family history project
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm - College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL

Sakura Tales; Stories from the Land of the Rising Sun
An introduction to Japanese Folklore
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm, College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL Register here.
Thursday, April 12, 2019 - 1:00 - 2:30 PM, College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL

Asian Tales
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 2:00 pm, ELA Area Public Library District Central Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich, IL


Anne has a new CD! Sakura Tales; Stories from Japan. Order it here!

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Morton Grove, IL 60053

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