Frank Warren, creator of PostSecret, will present on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in Petro Theater at MSU Billings. PostSecret is an ongoing community art project started in 2005 where people from around the world mail their secrets anonymously on the side of a postcard.
The event is open to MSUB students, faculty and staff, as well as the public.
Warren brings PostSecret to colleges and universities in a live show, which addresses secrets in today’s society, and reveals the inspiration and grit people gain from sharing their stories to PostSecret.
PostSecret allows people to share a completely true secret that has never been revealed through the veil of anonymity. At times hilarious and heartbreaking, the secrets reflect complex issues of intimacy, stigma, meaning, humor, and desire. The sharing of secrets is designed to empower, inspire, heal, and instill a sense of hope in those who participate in PostSecret.
To date, they have received over 1 million postcards. In 2017, the National Postal Museum featured more than 500 postcards submitted to PostSecret.
A book signing will follow Warren’s presentation. Warren is the author of six books that are compilations of secrets shared to the PostSecret website with some secrets that had not been revealed until they were featured in the book.
Petro Theater is accessible using north entrance to MSU Billings off of Rimrock Road.