UPCOMING PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:

HIDDEN MEMORY: AN AMERICAN WORLD WAR II STORY
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 10:00 am CST, Institute for Continued Learning, Schaumburg, IL - In-person. Register here.
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 7:00 pm CST, Harper College, IL - ZOOM.
Thursday, March 10, 2023 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm CST, College of DuPage, IL - ZOOM
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 6:30 - 8:00 pm CST, Oakton Community College, IL - In-person
Saturday, June 3, 2023 - 2:00 - 3:00 pm CDT, Whiting Public Library, IN - In-person

     Read Anne's essay about creating her family history project and family story on Discover Nikkei's website.

SAKURA TALES: STORIES FROM JAPAN

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 -  7:00 - 8:00 pm CST - Arlington Heights Memorial Library, IL - In-person. Register here.
Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 1:00 - 2:00 pm CDT, Naperville Public Library, IL - In-person and ZOOM.

SAKURA TALES: INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE FOLKLORE
Monday, March 20, 2023 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm CDT, North Shore Senior Center, Northfield, IL - In-person AND ZOOM.
Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm CDT, College of DuPage, IL - ZOOM.

LAUGHS AROUND THE WORLD
Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 10:30-11:15  am and 12:45-1:30 pm CST, Highland Park Public Library, IL - In-person

LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 1:00-2:00 pm CST, Naperville Public Library, IL - In-person and ZOOM.

New course!
ASIAN TALES AND TRAVELS
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm CST, College of DuPage, IL - ZOOM
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm CST, College of DuPage, IL - ZOOM
     Hear folk tales from Japan and China and see photos of Anne's trips to Japan and China - performing as a guest of the Japanese government, finding her long-lost family in Nagano-ken, and visiting a rural Chinese village with a 600-year tradition of storytelling.

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


 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!

Anne has a CD! Sakura Tales: Stories from Japan. Order it here!
     Sakura Tales: Stories from Japanhas received a Storytelling World Resource Honor Award in the category of Storytelling Recordings!

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.

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Morton Grove, IL 60053