Workshop Presenter

Morton Grove, IL 60053

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 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 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.
Tuesday, October 11, 6:30 pm - Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County Street, Waukegan, IL
Thursday, October 13, 1:00 - 2:30 pm - College of DuPage, registration required - More info
Friday, November 4, 1:00 pm - Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL
Sunday, November 13, 2:00 pm - Franny Lou's Porch, 2400 Coral Street, Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, November 17, 7:00 pm - Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Hwy, Homewood, IL

Ancestry and Family History
Learning how to conduct an oral history interview and then create your own family history project with historical documents, a photobook, and digital slide shows. Give the give of memories to your family!
Thursday, November 10, 1:00 - 3:00 pm - College of DuPage, registration required - More info

World Folk Tales
Sunday, October 16 - 2:00 pm - River Trail Nature Center Fall Festival, 3120 Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook, IL

Are you near Philadelphia?
Go to Franny Lou's Porch, 2400 Coral Street, Philadelphia, PA
and get an Anne Shimojima White Chocolate Latte!

Anne will be telling her family World War II story there on November 13!

Photos by Charlotte Blake Alston