Janis, Her Life and Music book signing includes appearance by brother, Michael Joplin

Published 12:53 pm Saturday, December 28, 2019

The Museum of the Gulf Coast will host a book signing by Holly George-Warren about the life of Janis Joplin entitled, Janis, Her Life and Music.  The event will take place on Saturday, January 11 from 2-4 p.m. at the museum, which is located at 700 Proctor Street in Port Arthur, Texas.  The book signing will be in honor of Janis Joplin’s 77th birthday on January 19, 2020.

Additionally, Janis’ brother Michael Joplin will also attend and will be available to sign the book. This will be the only instance on the current book tour in which Mr. Joplin, will appear with the author.  He currently resides in Tucson and has not been back to Port Arthur in several years.  

Mr. Joplin told Museum Director Tom Neal that the family picked the author and read the drafts.

The book will be available for purchase at the event.

The Museum of the Gulf Coast has a permanent Janis Joplin exhibit and receives visitors from all over the world wishing to pay their respects to their idol in her hometown.  Items donated to the Museum from Janis’ mother, and from a private collection will be on display the day of the event. 

Holly George-Warren is receiving wide praise for Janis and is one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history.  She is a two-time Grammy award nominee and currently serves on the nominating committee of the Rock and Roll hall of fame. She has written for numerous publications including Rolling Stone magazine and The New York Times.  This is her sixteenth book.

Museum director Tom Neal stated, “This is a rare opportunity for people to meet Janis’ brother in Port Arthur. We are excited that both Michael and Holly have agreed to make an appearance on here.”

Port Arthur is the birthplace and was the hometown of Janis Joplin.