Upcoming 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.
Friday, November 4, 1:00 pm - Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL
Thursday, November 17, 7:00 pm - Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Hwy, Homewood, IL

Japanese Folk Tales
Saturday and Sunday, August  20 and 21, 11:30 am - Chicago Botanic Garden
Monday, September 19, 1:00 pm, Mather's More Than a Cafe,  7134 W. Higgins, Chicago, IL

Photos by Charlotte Blake Alston

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 White Chocolate Latte!