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Principal Financial Group, Mercy Medical Center- North Iowa and Prairie Ridge Addiction Treatment Center Proudly Present Frank Warren: The Most Trusted Stranger in America: Frank Warren’s PostSecret

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Principal Financial Group, Mercy Medical Center- North Iowa and Prairie Ridge Addiction Treatment Center proudly present Frank Warren: The Most Trusted Stranger in America: Frank Warren’s PostSecret as he takes the stage at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday April 23, 2014. Tickets are $20 in advance. All tickets purchased the day of the show and at the door are $25. This performance is part of the 2013–2014 Performing Arts and Leadership Series.

Author Frank Warren is the creator of the blog phenomenon The PostSecret Project, a collection of highly personal and artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world, displaying the soulful secrets we never hear. From deep family secrets to funny reflections, Warren has seen it all. He discusses why the blog is important and why he has made suicide awareness part of his life’s work.

The website for PostSecret is one of the most popular on the web and has been featured in USA Today, on the Today Show, 20/20, CNN, MSNBC, CBC, NPR and Fox News. In 2009, Forbes listed Frank Warren as the fourth most influential person on the Internet. His website has received 450 million hits and has won six Weblog Awards including “Blog of the Year.”

PostSecret originated from a community art project based on a simple concept: asking people to anonymously send a secret on a decorated postcard. Since November 2004, Warren has received more than 500,000 postcards, with secrets spanning from sexual taboos and criminal activity to confessions of secret beliefs, hidden acts of kindness, shocking habits, and fears. Frank Warren thinks of PostSecret as a safe and anonymous “place” where people can hear unheard voices and share untold stories.

Frank Warren has released several books based on the project, including New York Times best-seller, PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives. In October 2009, he released the PostSecret book, PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God, which quickly reached #1 on the New York Times best-seller list. Today, Warren travels throughout the country as part of PostSecret, and continually adds to the project exploring the hidden secrets inside us all.
For tickets to the show, call the NIACC Box Office at 1-888-466-4222, extension 4188. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.niacc.edu/boxoffice.

Platinum sponsors for the 2013 – 2014 Performing Arts and Leadership Series include Alliant Energy, Globe Gazette, Three Eagles Communications, Elizabeth Muse Norris Charitable Fund, Winnebago Industries Foundation, Principal Financial, Mason City Clinic and Prairie Ridge Addiction Treatment Services.

Gold sponsors include Dr. Dave and Cathy Beck, Sukup, Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, First Citizens National Bank, Petro Blend, Community National Bank, Dr. Gary W. Swenson and Dean Genth, First State Bank of Belmond, Community Auto Group, North Iowa Eye Clinic, Henkel, Historic Park Inn, CL Tel., Country Inn and Suites, KIMT-TV, North Iowa Broadcasting.
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