CORVALLIS — Author Frank Warren, who created an industry on allowing people everywhere to tell their secrets to the world, will share his own secrets of success on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Oregon State University.

Warren is the creator of the blog PostSecret Project and five best-selling books, all of which are a collection of artistic, funny and sometimes disturbingly sad postcards sent to him anonymously. The postcards — many of which are hand-decorated — tell a secret that the senders want to get off their chest but otherwise are unable to.

Warren’s presentation, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center, is free and open to the public, though tickets are required for entry. Tickets are available to OSU students, faculty and staff in the Memorial Union. Members of the public can check ticket availability by sending an e-mail to

Since November 2004, Warren has received more than 400,000 postcards, with secrets spanning from sexual taboos and criminal activity to confessions of secret beliefs, hidden acts of kindness, shocking habits and fears.

Warren will be available after his talk for a book signing.

— Compiled from a news release

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