October 5, 2009

Postcard-gathering author Frank Warren speaks at Homewood

Frank Warren, who has been dubbed “the most trusted stranger in America” because of the secrets shared with him via postcards, will appear on the Homewood campus this week at an event sponsored by Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.

Warren will talk about his new book, PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, in room 272 of the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy. The book is Warren’s fifth based on anonymous postcards he has received from around the world. This latest work was born from Warren’s collaboration with the All Faiths Beautiful exhibition at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore.

Warren, a small business owner who lives in Germantown, Md., started PostSecret .com as a community art project. Since November 2004, he has received more than 150,000 postcards. The Web site won two Webby Awards in 2006, and this year was named Weblog of the Year.