Anne has a new CD! Sakura Tales; Stories from Japan. Order it here!
P.O. Box 113
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 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.
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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, June 7, 2018 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm - College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL. Register here.
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett, 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, June 14, 2018 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm, College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL. Register here.
Sakura Tales; Stories from the Land of the Rising Sun
An introduction to Japanese Folklore
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm, College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL. Register here.
Journey to Japan: Story-by-Story. Grades 2 and up.
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 N. Lincoln, Morton Grove, IL. Register here.
The Back Room Storytelling
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 7:30 pm, Oak Park Brewing Company, 155 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL.
Tales to Wet Your Whistle
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:30 pm - Redbird Cafe, 2057 Ridge Road, Homewood, IL.
Japanese Folk Tales at The Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:30 am - Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL.
Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 11:30 am - Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL.
Not Just for Kids Storytelling
Sunday, August 26, 2018 - Time TBA - Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY.