CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Residencies:
Teller-in-Residence, International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN – 2019, 2014

Festivals:
National Storytelling Festival, 2021
Northlands Storytelling Conference - 2021
Storytelling Arts of MN, StoryFest - 2021
New Voice Teller, National Storytelling Festival - 2017
Governors Island Storytelling Festival - 2016
C-U Folk & Roots Festival - 2015
Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival, IL - 2014
1st Asian American Storytelling Festival, CA – 2014
Stories Connect Us All Online Storytelling Festival - 2013
Belleville Festival of Stories, IL 2013
Talk Story Storytelling Festival, HI - 2013
STORY! Festival, Story City, IA - 2011
Illinois Storytelling Festival - 2011
Once Upon a Time Storytelling Festival, IL - 2009
JustStories Storytelling Festival, IL - 2007
Orcas StoryFest, WA - 2007
Three Rivers Storytelling Festival, PA - 2006
A Tale for Two Cities, MI – 2006, 2005
Children’s Humanities Festival, IL – 2004
Storytelling at the Prairie Center, IL – 2009, 2004
Canton Storytelling Festival, MI – 2002
Exchange Place, National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, TN – 2001
Keepers of the Word Storytelling Festival, MA – 2001, 1999
Storytelling ’98, Detroit Story League, MI – 1998
Wild Onion Storytelling Celebration, IL – 1997, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1991

Conferences:
National Storytelling Network Conference - 2021
Timpanogos Storytelling Conference - 2017
Butler Literature Conference, Dominican University, IL - 2013
Northlands Storytelling Conference – 2013, 2010
Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conference, RI - 2011
American Library Association National Conference - 2005
National Storytelling Network Conference – 2017, 2008, 2003
Betty Weeks Storytelling Conference, IL – 2001
Illinois School Library Media Association Conference, 1994

Museums and Gardens:
Chicago History Museum, IL - 2022
Chicago Botanic Garden, IL – 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Morton Arboretum, IL – 2019, 2018, 2017, 2014, 2008, 2007
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC – 2010
Art Institute of Chicago, IL – 2003
Smart Museum of Art, IL - 2003
Detroit Institute of the Arts, MI – 1999, 1998
Field Museum of Natural History, IL – 1998


Senior Communities, Centers, and Groups
Mainestreamers, IL - 2021
The Sheridan at Green Oaks, 2019
Lake Forest Place, 2018
Admiral at the Lake - 2018
The Holmstad Retirement Community - 2018, 2017
Covenant Village in Northbrook - 2018
The Merion - 2018, 2017
Three Crowns Park - 2017
The Mather in Evanston, IL - 2015
Mather Place Wilmette, IL - 2019, 2018, 2017
North Shore Senior Center - 2015

Schools and Libraries:
Science and Arts Academy, IL - 2022, 2021, 2005
Baker Demonstration School, IL - 2022, 2021
Arlington Heights Memorial Library, IL - 2022
Arbor Park Middle School, IL - 2022
Wilmette Public Library, IL - 2022
Menlo Park Public Library, CA - 2022
Barrington Public Library, IL - 2022, 2020
Florida Gulf Coast University, FL - 2021
Daniel Boone Regional Public Library, MO - 2021
Morton Grove Public LIbrary, IL - 2020
Grove School, IL - 2019
MCC Academy, IL - 2019
Bernard Zell Anshe Amet, IL - 2018
College of DuPage, IL - 2018, 2017, 2016
Urbana Free Library Fairy Tale Ball, IL - 2016
Highland Park High School, IL – 2016, 2015, 2009
Maine East High School, IL - 2017, 2016, 2015
Storytelling Around the World, University of Chicago, IL - 2016
Monterey Public Library, CA - 2012
Carthage College, WI – 2005
Thomas Hughes Children’s Library, Chicago, IL – 2005, 2004, 2001
District 15 Family Literacy Faire, IL – 2001, 2000
University of Wisconsin School of Library and Information Science, WI – 2001
Allerton Institute, University of IL – 1997

And More:
The Good Liars Club VI - 2022
Better Said Than Done - 2021
The Story Space Online, MA - 2021
This Much is True, IL - 2021, 2015, 2013
Read Across America - 2021, 2020
Fillet of Solo, IL - 2022, 2020
Cork Yarnspinners, Cork, Ireland - 2021
Illinois Holocaust Museum Docent Study Group - 2020, 2015
East West Storyfest, CA - 2019
Storytelling Arts of Indiana - 2019, 2010
Collaboraction Theatre, IL - 2018
Lake Bluff Women's Club, IL - 2018
The Grapevine, Washington, DC - 2018
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago - 2018
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter, NY, 2018
International Womens Associates, 2017
Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park - 2016, 2015
River Trail Nature Center, IL - 2016, 2015
Park Ridge Spirit of '45 - 2015
Peoria Clean Water Celebration, 2015
Archaeology Day, University of IL, - 2014
Day of Remembrance, Chicago History Museum, IL – 2012
Stage Left Café, IL – 2018, 2010, 2008
Japanese American Citizens League National Convention - 2010
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, IL – 2009
Maui Community College, HI – 2009
Chicago Area School Library Network – 2005


Publications:

"Telling My Story in Japan"
Storytelling Magazine. March 2020:6-8

"The Crane Wife"
Ford, Lyn and Sherry Norfolk, eds. Supporting Diversity and Inclusion with Story; Authentic Folktales and Discussion Guides. Libraries Unlimited, 2020. 21-24.

Shimojima, Anne and Sheri Lucterhand. "The Wave" Tsunamis.
Stenson, Jane, Sherry Norfolk, and Lynette J. Ford, eds. Science with Storytelling; Strategies for the K-5 Classroom. McFarland & Company, 2017. 215-219.

“An Interview with Sanyutei Ryuraku”
Storytelling Magazine. January/February/March 2015:14-16.

Shimojima, Anne. "Hidden Memory: From Family History Project to Performance Piece." Web log post. National Storytelling Network Blog. National Storytelling Network, 17 Jan. 2012.

“Hana’s Suitcase; A Story to Bridge Cultures.”
Norfolk, Sherry and Jane Stenson, eds. Social Studies in the Storytelling Classroom. Parkhurst Brothers, Inc., 2012. 20-23.

“Invisible No More.”
Storytelling Magazine. November/December 2011:17.

“Fourth Grade is the Best Grade Because of Storytelling!”          
Greene, Ellin and Janice M. Del Negro. Storytelling: Art and Technique. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited, 2010. 193-198.

“Hidden Memory; A Family History Project.”
Norfolk, Sherry, Jane Stenson and Diane Williams, eds. Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom. Westport: Libraries Unlimited, 2009. 224-228.

“From the Library Media Center; Storytelling Through the Grades.”    
Norfolk, Sherry, Jane Stenson and Diane Williams, eds. The Storytelling Classroom. Westport: Libraries Unlimited, 2006. 1-5.

“Storytelling Goes to School.”
Storytelling Magazine. January-February 2004: 22-23.

“Storytelling in the School Library Media Center.”
Hearne, Betsy, Janice M. Del Negro, Christine Jenkins, and Deborah Stevenson, eds. Story: From Fireplace to Cyberspace; Connecting Children and Narrative.  Urbana: The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, 1998. 4-10.  http://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/677

“Meet the Storyteller…Anne Shimojima”
Collins, Rives and Pamela J. Cooper. The Power of Story; Teaching Through Storytelling. 2nd ed.  Allyn and Bacon, 1997. 19-22.




AWARDS

Anne was honored with a
Foreign Minister's Commendation
for FY 2020 from the country of Japan
for the promotion of mutual understanding
between Japan and the United States.

In 2022, Anne was decorated with the Order of the Rising Sun, Silver Rays, conferred by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan for significant contributions as a professional storyteller in promoting Japanese culture in the United States and promoting friendly relations and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.

In 2023, Anne received an                 Exemplary Community Service Award  from the Asian American Coalition of Chicago.