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.
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.
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:00 pm - Lincolnwood Public Library, 4000 Pratt Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm - College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 2:00 pm - Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, 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 Workshop
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 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
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm, College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL
Let's Get Together Kick Off Event: Storytelling with Anne Shimojima
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 11:00 am - 1:30 pm, American Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster Street, Morton Grove, IL
Laughs Around the World - Stories from around the world guaranteed to make you chuckle.
Chicago Public Library Branches:
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 4:00 pm - Clearing Branch, 6423 W. 63rd Place, Chicago
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 4:00 pm - Wrightwood-Ashburn Branch, 8530 S. Kedzie, Chicago
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:30 pm - Bezazian Branch, 1226 W. Ainslie, Chicago
Tuesday, December 18 - 2018 - 4:00 pm - West Chicago Branch, 4856 W. Chicago, Chicago
Anne has a new CD! Sakura Tales; Stories from Japan. Order it here!
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.
P.O. Box 113
Morton Grove, IL 60053
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