Virtual Author Talk: The Art of Biography: From Janis Joplin to Jack Kerouac

Virtual Author Talk: The Art of Biography: From Janis Joplin to Jack Kerouac

Chatham Community Library will host a virtual discussion with author Holly George-Warren   entitled, “The Art of Biography: From Janis Joplin to Jack Kerouac”, on Saturday, May 7, from 2:30 – 4:30 pm via Zoom.

Holly George-Warren is a two-time Grammy nominee and the author of sixteen books, most recently Janis: Her Life and Music, awarded the Best Nonfiction Book of 2019 by the Texas Institute of Letters.Her other biographies include A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton and Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry. She co-wrote the New York Times bestseller The Road to Woodstock (with Michael Lang), as well as  John Varvatos: Rock in Fashion (with Varvatos). Among her other works are The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: The First 25 Years; Punk 365Grateful Dead 365;  Bonnaroo: What, Which, This, That, the Other; and  It’s Not Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (with Jenny Boyd). She is currently writing a biography of Jack Kerouac, to be published by Viking Press in 2025. She is also collaborating with Dolly Parton on a fashion book to be published in 2023.

George-Warren has written for numerous publications, including Rolling Stone, the New York Times, the Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, the (London) Times Literary Supplement,, and Texas Monthly, among others. She has produced several music-related documentary films for PBS and other networks and produced numerous music anthologies. She has lectured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Autry Center of the American West, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and the Grammy Museum, among other institutions and universities. From 1993-2001, she was Editorial Director of Rolling Stone Press, the magazine’s book division. George-Warren teaches at the State University of New York, in New Paltz, and at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music,  and serves on the nominating committee of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

This program is free and open to the public and is made possible with the generous support of the Friends of the Chatham Community Library.

Registration is required and can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Please contact the library at 919-545-8084 for additional information.


May 07 2022


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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