PostSecret Founder Frank Warren to Speak at Meredith

PostSecret Project Founder Frank Warren will speak at Meredith College on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium.

The event is free but tickets are required. Tickets for this event have sold out.

Frank Warren is the sole founder and curator of the PostSecret Project, a collection of over 200,000 highly personal and artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world, displaying the soulful secrets we never voice.

Warren’s first book, “PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives” (ReganBooks) is a “New York Times” best-seller. He followed it up with “My Secret: A PostSecret Book”, “The Secret Lives of Men and Women: A PostSecret Book”, and his most recent, “A Lifetime of Secrets.”

In 2006, his PostSecret web site (which receives over 3,000,000 visitors every month) was awarded six weblog awards including “Best American Blog” and “Blog of the Year.” “The Washington Post” called his traveling exhibition of PostSecret cards “one of the five best art shows in 2005”. Warren has appeared on “Today”, “20/20”, CNN, MSNBC, CBC, NPR, and Fox News. In 2009, “Forbes” magazine listed him as the number four most popular “web celeb.

Participate in Meredith's PostSecret Exhibition
In conjunction with Warren's visit, Meredith is creating its own PostSecret project. Meredith's version will allow students, faculty, staff and alumnae to submit secrets for a collective public display. Items submitted remain secret because they are submitted anonymously.

The goal of this display is a non-judgmental forum for honest expression. Viewers will likely find reasons to laugh and cry and will definitely find lots to talk about. To be part of Meredith’s PostSecret project, visit one of the five collection sites on campus: Belk Dining Hall, Cate Center, Johnson Hall Rotunda, Jones Auditorium and The Oaks (Student Apartment) Lobby.

Warren’s visit is part of the 2009-10 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Presidential Lecture Series at Meredith College. The series supports Meredith’s campus theme, which for 2009-10 is “Catalysts for Change.”

Date Submitted: 2009-08-18

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