Founder of the PostSecret Project comes to campus

Feb. 13, 2009 -

Frank Warren will present a lecture and book signing Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Orton Center. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and early arrival is encouraged, according to organizers.

The PostSecret Project, which can be found in part at, is a collection of more than 200,000 highly personal and artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world.

Postcards showcased on the web site reveal a variety of secrets, including admissions of sexual misconduct, criminal activity, secret desires, embarrassing habits and hopes and dreams.

A blog from Feb. 1, for example, included a postcard that announced, "No one knows I have a husband. He is serving life in prison in another state. I will never leave him." Another said, "You're right, sweetheart. I AM just staying until the house sells." A more upbeat self-revelation, printed on a postcard shaped like a CD, revealed, "I like to make mixed CDs and leave them in random mailboxes."

The web site has been showcased in USA Today, 20/20, CNN, NPR and Fox News. Warren has released several books on the project, including The New York Times best-seller: PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives. Warren travels the U.S. discussing the project, and continues to add to it.

The event is part of the Associated Students of the University of Redlands (ASUR) Convocations and Lectures Series. 909-793-2121 ext. 2334 (Phone)


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