Grannie Annie, Vol. 12 cover: Sage background with quilt borders, features student drawing of a hungry boy and five ice cream cones
Grannie Annie, Vol. 12, was
released in May 2017. The
story submission deadline for
Grannie Annie, Vol. 13, is
February 1, 2018.


Grannie Annie published student 2017
Grannie Annie participants are
invited to take part in an
annual Family Stories
Celebration. Photos of
last year's event are on the
Grannie Annie Facebook page.


"Starlight" illustration: A happy horse stands in a grassy field under a night sky with stars and a moon
Read the stories and view the
illustrations published
in Grannie Annie, Vol. 12


[Links to be added below as
the program year proceeds]

Vol. 13 Story titles, author
names, and illustrator names

Order information for Vol. 13

Titles of stories submitted this
year, and the authors' names

Read the Vol. 13 stories and
view the illustrations

2018 Family Stories Festival
photos on Facebook

2018 Family Stories Festival
recording on YouTube


News Archives

Click here to read news from
last year's celebration.

Click here to read news from
previous years.

Click here to read news about The Grannie Annie's 10th
Anniversary edition: Echoes
from World War II


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Grannie Annie News — 2017/2018, Vol. 13

Family Stories Festival, 2017/2018, Vol. 13 [See Vol. 12. photos on Facebook]
Missouri History Museum, Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri 63112
Sunday, June 3, 2018; 2:00 – 4:00


Grannie Annie Exhibit of Story Illustrations [Photos on Facebook – Link to be added]

St. Paul Community Library, 1301 Howard Ave., St. Paul, Nebraska 68873
July 21—August 23, 2017

Blue Mountain Elementary, Longmont, Colorado
September 2017

St. Louis Public Library, Buder Branch; 4401 Hampton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109
October 2017

Art Unleashed, Inc., 13379 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017. 314-628-1024
November 30, 2017—January 31, 2018 (Closed December 24, 2017—January 3, 2018)


You Can Listen Now, to The Grannie Annie on the Radio

You can listen now to The Grannie Annie's radio interview that aired live on November 22, on St. Louis Public Radio, KWMU (90.7 FM). Hear a Grannie Annie author published in Grannie Annie, Vol. 12, read her family story about her great-grandfather's experience on an orphan train, and talk about her "Grannie Annie experience." You'll also hear a discussion of The Grannie Annie and the value of family stories. Following the "listen now" link above will take you to the archived program and also to a written summary of the program accompanied by photos of the participants.



Please Join The Grannie Annie on the Radio—Wednesday, Nov. 22

You're invited to join The Grannie Annie in the sharing of family stories on St. Louis on the Air on KWMU (90.7 FM), St. Louis's National Public Radio affiliate. We'll be talking about the many reasons to discover, preserve, and share family stories.

We plan to share a variety of stories from Grannie Annie, Vol. 12, published this past May. A published student author will be in the studio to talk about her "Grannie Annie experience"—about discovering and writing the story of her great-grandfather's childhood, which included a trip west on an Orphan Train.

The program will air live at 12:00 noon CST on Wednesday, November 22, and The Grannie Annie's part will come soon after a brief local news segment. The program will be rebroadcast at 10:00 p.m. that night. It is possible to listen online.

We invite you to phone or e-mail KWMU during the show to share a family story or to let listeners know what you think is important about sharing family stories. Contact information will be provided during the show.

When the link to the archived program becomes available it will be provided on this web page.



Welcome, Stories!

The map below will be updated as family stories and story illustrations arrive from this year's Grannie Annie storykeepers. Stories and illustrations can be submitted at any time throughout the year. Please see the Submit Stories page for details.

The story submission deadline for Grannie Annie, Vol. 13, is February 1, 2018; the illustration submission deadline is March 1, 2018. Solicited illustrations are submitted later in March—if you are an art teacher and would like your students to submit illustrations of stories that are selected for publication in Grannie Annie, Vol. 13, please be in touch for details.





Welcome to the 13th Year of The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration!

The family stories discovered and shared this year are sure to be remarkable! We hope you will join in the adventure. Here are some links to help you get started:

  • Allow yourself to be inspired by reading some previously published Grannie Annie stories.
  • Find answers to your questions about submitting stories to The Grannie Annie for possible publication.
  • Read over the Guidelines and required Submission Forms.
  • Begin to plan your Grannie Annie interview.
  • Explore the Resources page for help with interviewing, writing, revising, and being published. There are resources to help teachers and parents, too.
  • Make a tax-deductible donation so that more students can participate in The Grannie Annie!





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