ASIAN AMERICAN STORYTOPIA!
A free YouTube channel of Asian American storytelling! Stories, activities, Asian culture!
Anne joins storytellers Karin Amano, Tobey Ishii Anderson, Alton Takiyama Chung, Eleanor Clement Glass, Yasu Ishida, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, Roopa Mohan, Motoko, Kuniko Yamamoto, Linda Yemoto, and Dr. Joel Ying for this fun introduction to Asian culture.
For elementary school children, their families, and all story-lovers!
Find it here!
UPCOMING PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:
DESTINATION ASIA FESTIVAL
Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 11:30, 12:30, 2:00 pm - Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL. In person.
TRUTH BE TOLD: A NIGHT OF PERSONAL STORYTELLING
Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 7:00 pm, Gorton Community Center, Lake Forest, IL. In person.
Anne joins storytellers Rick Hall, Beth Horner, RC Riley, and Paul Teodo with Scott Whitehair.
HIDDEN MEMORY: AN AMERICAN WORLD WAR II STORY
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm CDT, College of DuPage, IL. ZOOM.
Read Anne's essay about creating her family history project and family story on Discover Nikkei's website.
SAKURA TALES: STORIES FROM JAPAN
Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 7:00 - 8:00 pm CDT - Arlington Heights Memorial Library, IL. IN PERSON
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 7:00-8:00 pm CDT - Palatine Public Library, IL. IN PERSON.
SAKURA TALES: INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE FOLKLORE
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm CDT, College of DuPage, IL. ZOOM.
Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 1:00-2:30 pm CDT, Naperville Public Library, IL. In-person and ZOOM.
LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 1:00-2:00 pm CDT, Naperville Public Library, IL. In-person and ZOOM.
ASIAN TALES AND TRAVELS
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm CDT, College of DuPage, IL. ZOOM
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 place in the world today.
A professional storyteller since 1982, Anne performs in festivals, schools, libraries, museums, senior communities, 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.
Read about the Anne Shimojima Latte at Franny Lou's Porch in Philadelphia, PA!