PostSecret founder wraps up Distinguished Speaker Series April 7

University Park, Pa. — Frank Warren, the founder of the popular Internet confessional PostSecret.com, will conclude the 2007-08 Student Programming Association Distinguished Speaker Series with an appearance at 8 p.m. Monday (April 7) in Alumni Hall of the HUB Robeson Center on Penn State's University Park campus. The event is free and no tickets are required.

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project in which people anonymously mail in their secrets on a homemade post card to be posted on the Web site. The site also features a place for YouTube video uploads with secrets or stories about PostSecret, as well as a chat and message board community. Warren launched the site in 2005 and has since been featured in the national media, and in 2006 received five Bloggies in the annual Weblog Awards, including Weblog of the Year.

Since its incepption, the site has also spawned four books featuring collections of postcards, some not previously seen on the site. They include PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives, My Secret: A PostSecret Book, The Secret Lives of Men and Women: A PostSecret Book, and most recently A Lifetime of Secrets: A PostSecret Book. With Warren's permission French and German versions of the site have also been created.

For more on the Distinguished Speaker Series and the Student Programming Association, visit http://pennstatespa.weebly.com/.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009