Storyteller
Educator
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.


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

Why is there an
Anne Shimojima Latte?
Find out and see more pictures here.


Photos by Charlotte Blake Alston

Upcoming public performances:

Anne will be a New Voice teller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee!
     October 6-8, 2017 - More information and the great lineup here!

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, July 27, 2017, 1:00 - 2:30 pm - College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL.  Registration info here.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm - College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL. Registration info coming.
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:00 pm - Lake Forest Public Library, 360 E. Deerpath Road, Lake Forest, IL.

Ancestry and Family History - How to create your own family history project
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm - College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL. Registration info here.
Thursday, November 7, 2017 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm - College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL. Registration info coming.

Japanese Folk Tales
Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6, 2017 - Time TBA, Morton Arboretum, Destination Asia Festival, 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle, IL.
Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20, 2017,  11:30 - 12:15 pm - Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, 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. Registration info coming.

Folk Tales and More
Sunday, September 24, 2017. 8:00 - 8:00 pm - Celtic Knot Public House, 626 Church Street, Evanston, IL.