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SWOSU Panorama Series Hosting PostSecret Creator This Thursday

November 17, 2009

Frank Warren 

PostSecret Project creator Frank Warren will speak at Southwestern Oklahoma State University this Thursday, November 19, on the Weatherford campus.

Admission is free to the 7:30 p.m. event, which is part of the popular Panorama series sponsored by the university. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Earlier this year, Forbes magazine listed Warren as the number four most popular "web celeb", behind celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, tech blogger Michael Arrington and Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg.com.

The best-selling author Warren is popular with his PostSecret project, a collection of over 200,000 highly personal and artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world.  His PostSecret.com website receives over 3 million visitors each month, and Warren was recently awarded six weblog awards including "Best American Blog" and "Blog of the Year." His traveling exhibition of PostSecret cards was called by the Washington Post as "one of the five best art shows in 2005."

Warren's first book, PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives, 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 Post Secret Book, and his most recent, A Lifetime of Secrets.

On Thursday night, the SWOSU Bookstore will be selling books in the Fine Arts Center lobby, and Warren will have a book signing event in the lobby following his presentation.

For more information, contact the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office at (580) 774-3063.

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