February 08, 2010

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Frank Warren, creator of the PostSecret project blog, will give a talk at Bucknell University on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University.

The talk is a ticketed event, sponsored by the Bucknell University Student Lectureship Committee. All tickets have been distributed, but a limited number of seats may be available on the day of the event to the general public. Any seats not claimed by 6:45 p.m. will be released to those in line without a ticket.

Call the campus box office at 570-577-1000 for more information.

PostSecret project blog
PostSecret originated from a community art project based on asking people around the world to anonymously send a secret on a decorated postcard. Since November 2004, Warren has received more than 400,000 postcards, with topics ranging from deep family secrets, criminal activity and secret habits and fears to funny reflections and hidden acts of kindness.

Warren considers PostSecret a safe and anonymous place where people can hear unheard voices and share untold stories. In his talk, he will discuss why his blog is important and why he has made suicide awareness part of his life's work.

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 Warren as the fourth most influential person on the Internet. Recently the PostSecret website received its 250 millionth hit and was named Weblog of the Year at the Seventh Annual Weblog Awards.

Warren has released several books based on the project, including The New York Times' best-seller, PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives. In October 2009, he released PostSecret Confessions on Life, Death, and God, which quickly reached No. 1 on The New York Times' best-seller list.

Contact: Division of Communications


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