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

Read about the Anne Shimojima Latte at Franny Lou's Porch in Philadelphia, PA!

Workshop Presenter

P.O. Box 113
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Upcoming public performances:

The Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival!
October 19-21, 2018 at various locations.
Anne will be joining fellow storytellers Kucha Brownlee, Baba Tony Brown, Bill Harley, Jeremy Schaefer, and Nestor Gomez.
Check out the schedule!
Anne's sets are:  Sakura Tales on Saturday, October 20 - 11:30 - 12:15 pm at The Evanston Public Library Community Room,  1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL
                              Spooky Stories  (with others) on Saturday, October 20 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm at The Merion, 1611 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL

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, November 6, 2018 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm - College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Stage Left Cafe, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren Street, Woodstock, IL
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm - Frank and Katrina Basile Theater, Eugene and Mariyn Glick Indiana History Center,
     450 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN - Anne will be joining storyteller Dovie Thomason, who will be telling her story
     How the West Was Spun. Sponsored by Storytelling Arts of Indiana.

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

Ancestry and Family History Workshop
Tuesday, November 27, 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 4, 2018 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm, College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL

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.