Tuesday, February 7, 2012
7:30pm Givens Performing Arts Center
The Distinguished Speaker Series will host author Frank Warren on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. The event begins at 7:30 pm and is free and open to the public.
Frank Warren is the creator of the blog phenomenon PostSecret Project, a collection of highly personal and artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world, displaying the soulful secrets we never voice. The website for PostSecret is one of the most popular on the web, and has been featured prominently in the media in USA Today, on the Today Show, 20/20, CNN, MSNBC, CBC, NPR, and FOX News. In 2009,Forbes listed Frank Warren as the 4th most influential person on the internet. The PostSecret website has received 450 million hits and was named Weblog of the Year at the Seventh Annual Weblog Awards.
PostSecret originated from a community art project based on a simple concept: asking people to anonymously send a secret on a decorated postcard. Since November 2004, Warren has received more than 500,000 postcards, with secrets spanning from sexual taboos and criminal activity to confessions of secret beliefs, hidden acts of kindness, shocking habits and fears. Frank Warren thinks of PostSecret as a safe and anonymous "place" where people can hear unheard voices and share untold stories.
Frank Warren has released several books based on the project, includingThe New York Times best-seller, PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives. In October 2009, he released the PostSecret book,PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God, which quickly reached #1 on the New York Times best-seller list. Today, Warren travels throughout the country as part of PostSecret, and continually adds to the project exploring the hidden secrets inside us all.
Updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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