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PostSecret blog founder Frank Warren to visit UNI

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Ashley Minshall, program coordinator, UNI Student Involvement and Activities Center, 319-273-6849, ashley.minshall@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa will welcome Frank Warren, the founder of the PostSecret blog, for his "PostSecret Live" presentation on Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m., at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The event is sponsored by UNI's Campus Activities Board.

The PostSecret blog has become a national phenomenon, with hundreds of people sharing their deepest, and sometimes darkest, secrets to the world on postcards submitted to the PostSecret headquarters. Warren's collection includes more than 200,000 highly personal and artfully decorated cards, displaying secrets that have never been voiced. From deep family secrets to funny reflections, Warren will share the stories behind the memorable postcards he has received. During his presentation, he will share postcards that were banned from the book, discuss why the blog is important, and why he has made suicide awareness part of his life's work. For more information, visit www.postsecretcommunity.com.

Warren will have copies of his books available, including the #1 New York Times Best Seller, "PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God," at the Student Involvement and Activities Center leading up to and on the night of the event, and will be signing books immediately following his presentation. All proceeds from the book sales will go to IMAlive, a live-online crisis network that partners with Warren's PostSecret website.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available at the Student Involvement and Activities Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily; tickets will be available to the public starting Sept. 8. For ticketing information and questions, contact Ashley Minshall, program coordinator, Student Involvement and Activities Center, at 319-273-6849 or ashley.minshall@uni.edu.