PostSecret Project creator Warren to speak at U of O

Release Date: 4/8/2008

Clarksville, Ark. --- Frank Warren, the founder and curator of the PostSecret Project, a collection of nearly 200,000 highly personal and decorated postcards mailed from around the world, will speak at University of the Ozarks on Monday, April 21.

The speech is part of the university’s 2007-2008 Walton Arts & Ideas Series. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Walton Fine Arts Center on the Clarksville campus. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased at the box office on the night of the event or by calling 479-979-1346.

Called the “most trusted stranger in America,” Warren’s PostSecret Project includes thousands of anonymous postcards displaying the soulful secrets of people from throughout the world. The Web site for PostSecret, www.postsecret.com, is one of the most popular on the Web, and Warren has written several New York Times best-selling books, including PostSecret, The Secret Lives of Men and Women and A Lifetime of Secrets.

According to his Web site, Warren’s presentation, which includes slides and photos of postcards mailed to his project, “takes a sometimes funny, sometimes touching and sometimes dark look at the hidden secrets inside us all, our need to confess, and the way in which the internet has changed the way we seek out human connection.”

Warren has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, CNN, MSNBC, CBC, NPR and Fox News. In 2007, Warren’s PostSecret Web site, which receives more than 1 million visitors each week, was awarded three weblog awards, including Blog of the Year and Best Community Blog.

For more information on Warren’s presentation at U of O, please call the Humanities and Fine Arts Division at 479-979-1346.