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.

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, November 17, 2016, 7:00 pm - Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Hwy, Homewood, IL
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 1:00 - 2:30 pm - College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL. Register here.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 7:00 pm - Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich, IL.

Creating Family History Workshop - How to create your own family history project
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Eisenhower Public Library, 4613 N. Oketo, Harwood Heights, IL. Register here.

Ancestry and Family History - How to create your own family history project
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 pm - College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL. Register here.

Tellabration! 20th Anniversary
I'm joining many Chicago area storytellers for this worldwide storytelling event.
Sunday, November 20, 2016, Adult concert 7:00 - 10:30 pm - Logan Center Penthouse, 915 E. 60th Street, 60637



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 here.


Photos by Charlotte Blake Alston