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The American Inspiration author series and WGBH present: Holly George-Warren presenting JANIS: HER LIFE AND MUSIC at WGBH Studio in Boston Public Library

December 10, 2019 | 3:00 pm


live studio interview (and live stream) plus musical performance

Free admission, followed by book signing

Interviewer: Henry Santoro of WGBH News

Performer: Americana Singer-Songwriter Susan Cattaneo

The acclaimed singer Janis Joplin (1943-1970) passed into legend as a brash, impassioned soul and one of the most extraordinary voices in rock history. In a blazingly intimate biography, Holly George-Warren provides a revelatory portrait of this erudite musician, based on unprecedented access to Joplin’s family, friends, band mates, archives, and long-lost interviews.

Holly George-Warren is a two-time Grammy nominee and the award-winning author of sixteen books, including the New York Times bestseller The Road to Woodstock (with Michael Lang) and the biographies A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton and Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry. She has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Entertainment Weekly.  George-Warren serves on the nominating committee of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and teaches at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Reserve a signed copy of Janis: Her Life and Music to be picked up at BPL – $29


Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.