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  Storytelling in the Snug with Wendy Gourley
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  Hidden Memory; An American Story
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  Malott Japanese Garden Children's Festival
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   Storytelling in the Snug with Anne Shimojima: "Hidden Memory; An American Story"
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May 8th, 2016 (Sun)
  Storytelling in the Snug with Wendy Gourley

“A Sleep and a Forgetting”

What happens when we lose our origin story? How do we navigate a way home?
A Sleep and a Forgetting is a journey to reclaim a place to stand.
Wendy Gourley is obsessed with story. Whether as a teller, a playwright or teacher, she can always be found up to her eyeballs in story. She loves designing and performing material for all kinds of audiences, including schools, libraries, organizations, dance companies, symphonies, and theaters. Wendy teaches storytelling at Utah Valley University and is the Artistic Director of the Timpanogos Storytelling Conference.

No Cover! We will pass the hat for Wendy at the end of the night.

**PLEASE NOTE** Seating in the Snug is very limited. Come early to reserve your seats, have a meal in our dining room, and then retire with your drinks to the coziness of the Snug for storytelling!!

Reservations for dinner and storytelling or for storytelling alone are strongly recommended.

8 pm
Admission No Cover, Pass the Hat

The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201

847-864-1679
celticknotpub@sbcglobal.net
www.CelticKnotPub.com

May 14th, 2016 (Sat)
  Illinois Storytelling's Open Mic

Try a new story, tell for the first time,
update an old story and tell it again,
or just come to listen and enjoy.
For adults and young people over 12.
Presented by Illinois Storytelling Inc and Dominican University School of Library and Information Sciences.

7:00 PM, Doors open at 6:30 PM
Admission Free, Donations Accepted

Dominican University, Lewis Hall, Lewis Lounge
7900 West Division, River Forest

708-465-6305
margaret@margaretburk.com or jdelnegro@dom.edu
www.storytelling.org

May 18th, 2016 (Wed)
  Hidden Memory; An American Story

World War II was a very different experience for Japanese Americans. Join storyteller Anne Shimojima as she shares the story of her family’s journey from Japan and through the difficult war years. This story was inspired by an interview Anne did with her 91-year-old aunt, who experienced the Portland, Oregon assembly center and a California incarceration camp, and whose only crime was looking like the enemy.

7:00 pm
Admission Free

Poplar Creek Public Library
1405 S. Park Avenue
Streamwood, IL

630-837-6800
http://www.poplarcreeklibrary.org/

May 20th, 2016 (Fri)
  Malott Japanese Garden Children's Festival

Learn about children’s celebrations in Japan during this special weekend of activities. Listen to koto harp and shakuhachi flute music, enjoy traditional folk tales told by Anne Shimojima, and watch a tea ceremony. Kids of all ages can make projects to celebrate the traditional Girls' Day and Boys' Day—design a kimono-clad paper doll, create a miniature carp kite, construct an origami samurai helmet, and more at family-friendly, hands-on stations.

12:30 - 1:15 pm for storytelling
Admission Free garden admission, parking $25 per car

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

847-835-5440
http://www.chicagobotanic.org/

May 22nd, 2016 (Sun)
  Storytelling in the Snug with Anne Shimojima: "Hidden Memory; An American Story"

World War II was a very different experience for Japanese Americans. Join storyteller Anne Shimojima as she shares the story of her family’s journey from Japan and through the difficult war years. This story was inspired by an interview Anne did with her 91-year-old aunt, who experienced the Portland, Oregon assembly center and a California incarceration camp, and whose only crime was looking like the enemy.
No Cover! We will pass the hat for Anne at the end of the night.
Reservations for dinner and storytelling or for storytelling alone are strongly recommended.

8 pm
Admission No Cover, Pass the Hat

The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201

847-864-1679
celticknotpub@sbcglobal.net
www.CelticKnotPub.com

May 26th, 2016 (Thu)
  Timeless Stories from the East

Take a journey of imagination as Anne Shimojima shares an array of Japanese folktales that have been passed down through oral tradition. Come and meet clever animals, a samurai warrior, and a spirit or two, in stories that sparkle with magic, humor and wisdom.

1:15 - 2:00 pm
Admission  Free

Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL

312-747-4300
http://www.chipublib.org