Frank Warren, founder of PostSecret, the internet’s anonymous secret-sharing phenomenon, is coming to UAA at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium. Warren will be presenting about the basics of the project, First Amendment rights and share secrets that aren’t publishable on the web or in his books.
“There’s just, sometimes, commercial and institutional pressures,” said Warren. “For example, I’m going to be on tour in the UK and Ireland, and I shared some secrets with this one organization to share with their community, and they e-mailed me back and said that they just want to display the secrets that kind of were happy.”
“I have to exert myself and say “No, that’s not being true to the nature of the project. PostSecret is about all the secrets,” he continued.
He’ll also give the audience a chance to share secrets of their own, without the postcards.
“For me, the most exciting part of the project is what happens at the end, where audience members stand at microphones and talk about the things they’ve never shared before, live, before an audience of hundreds of people,” he said. “That can be highly emotional, and is always the most memorable part of the night, for me.
Seating is available on a first-come basis and admission is free.
The blog can be seen in its entirety at www.postsecret.com.