The Monmouth University Center for the Arts is pleased to host the first ever #MeToo themed PostSecret Live event with Frank Warren on Tuesday, March 26, at 7:30 pm in Pollak Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.
Frank Warren is the most trusted stranger in America. He is the creator of The PostSecret Project – a collection of 1,000,000+ artful secrets that have been mailed to his home on postcards, anonymously. The PostSecret website has become a phenomenon in itself, earning over 700 million views, and making it the world’s largest advertisement-free blog. For this event, Frank will present a lively lecture based on the topic of #MeToo.
During the month of March, students at Monmouth University have been submitting their thoughts and personal experiences about the #MeToo movement. Some these postcards may be featured anonymously during the live event along with other secrets that Warren has received specific to the #MeToo movement. PostSecret is an ongoing community art project developed by artist Frank Warren in 2005, where participants mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard. Topics range from personal struggles, heartbreak and humor— and are anonymously shared every Sunday on www.postsecret.com.
Warren will be sharing some of the inspiring stories behind the secrets followed by a discussion and Q & A with the audience. Dr. Deanna Shoemaker, Professor in Monmouth University’s Communication Department will be co-facilitating the Q & A portion.
PostSecret submissions have been adapted into six New York Times bestselling books, with PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God reaching number one. The artistic postcards have been exhibited at MoMA, the American Visionary Art Museum and the Smithsonian Museum. Frank Warren is a celebrated keynote speaker and bestselling author. His work has been featured in several publications, and he is heralded as “One of the biggest, brightest and most influential people on the Internet” by Forbes. PostSecret is the most visited advertisement-free blog in the world and has won seven Webby awards. More than a million artful postcards have been mailed anonymously to PostSecret revealing that no one is alone with their secrets. Warren’s work earned him the Mental Health Advocacy Lifetime Achievement Award.
This event is sponsored by Monmouth University Center for the Arts, Gender and Intersectional Studies, The Honors School, psychology Club, S.P.E.C.T.R.U.M. and the Psi Chi (Psychology) Honor Society. For more information contact the Box Office at 732-263-6889, or visit www.monmouth.edu/mca.