Anne has a new CD! Sakura Tales; Stories from Japan. Order it here!

Workshop Presenter

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.

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, February 22, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL. Register here.
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 2:00 pm - Gail Borden Public Library District, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL.
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:00 pm - Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, 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 - How to create your own family history project
Thursday, March 8, 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, April 12, 2019 - 1:00 - 2:30 PM, College of DuPage, Student Resource Center, Glen Ellyn, IL. Register here.

The Grapevine; a Spoken Word Performance Series for Adults and Teens
Wednesday, March 14, 2018  - 7:30 pm - Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll Street, NW, Washington DC.
Anne will be sharing the evening with Mary Hamilton, storyteller from Kentucky.

Asian Tales
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 2:00 pm, ELA Area Public Library District Central Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich, IL

Read about the Anne Shimojima Latte at Franny Lou's Porch in Philadelphia, PA!