April 28, 2010

Frank Warren, Creator of PostSecret, Comes to SSU, May 15

frankwarren.jpgAssociated Students Productions presents "The Most Trusted Stranger in America" Frank Warren, in his exclusive California appearance on Sat., May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Sonoma State University Seawolf Gymnasium.

Author 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 never voiced.

The web site 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. Recently the PostSecret website received its 250,000,000 hit 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 400,000 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, including The 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.

Tickets for this event are $15 general admission, $5 SSU students, staff and faculty. They are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com and at the Student Union. To order tickets by phone, call (707) 664-2382

Jean Wasp
Media Relations Coordinator
University Affairs
(707) 664-2057