The Gulf Coast Museum will host a book signing by Holly George-Warren on the life of Janis Joplin titled, Janise, his life and his music. The event will take place on Saturday, January 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, located at 700 Proctor Street in Port Arthur, TX. The book signing will be in honor of Janis Joplin’s 77th birthday on January 19, 2020.
Additionally, Janis’ brother Michael Joplin will also be in attendance and be available to sign the book. This will be the only instance of the current book tour in which Mr. Joplin will appear with the author. He currently resides in Tucson and has not returned to Port Arthur for several years.
Mr Joplin told museum director Tom Neal that the family chose the author and read the drafts.
The book will be available for purchase during the event.
The Gulf Coast Museum features a permanent exhibition of Janis Joplin and receives visitors from all over the world wishing to pay homage to their idol in his hometown. Objects donated to the Museum by Janis’ mother and from a private collection will be on display on the day of the event.
Holly George-Warren receives high praise for Janis and is one of the most renowned chroniclers in the history of American music. She has been nominated twice for the Grammy Awards and currently serves on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. She has written for numerous publications including Rolling Stone magazine and the New York Times. This is his sixteenth book.
Museum Director Tom Neal said: âThis is a rare opportunity for people to meet Janis’ brother in Port Arthur. We are delighted that Michael and Holly have agreed to make an appearance here.
Port Arthur is the birthplace and was the hometown of Janis Joplin.