Holly George-Warren

Holly will be featured on the PBS documentary, "Women Who Rock."
Friday, November 18th, 2011
Check local listing for your PBS affiliate time

November 3rd, 2011, 5 PM
Wilson Library, Chapel Hill, NC

Behind the Scenes of Rock & Roll Panel

Saturday April 9th, 2011
Kleinert-James Arts Center, Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
4:15 to 5:45
with Holly George-Warren, Michael Lang, Parke Puterbaugh and Sean Yseult

Presenting a Paper on Alex Chilton

Saturday February 26th, 2011
EMP Pop Conference
Royston Hall, UCLA
9 AM

Book Signing for Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life & Times of Gene Autry and The Cowgirl Way

Saturday February 26th, 2011
5106 Fountain
Hollywood, Ca
6 PM to 10 PM


Brooklyn Book Festival

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Americana Music Conference

Thursday, September 18, 2014
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Howlin' Books
1702 8th Ave. S, Nashville, TN
615- 942- 9683

Holly will be joined by Will Kimbrough, Jody Stephens and others to celebrate the music of Alex Chilton.

Southern Folk Life Festival
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Saturday, August 23, 2014
10:45 - 11:30 p.m.
Cat's Cradle and Arts Center
300-G E Main, Carborro, NC
919- 929- 2787

Holly will be giving a talk on Alex Chilton, alongside Peter Guralnick and other cultural historians.

Scuppernong Books

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
6:00 p.m.
304 S Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 274-01
336- 763- 1919

A Man Called Destruction: Reading, discussion and book signing.

Rosendale Theater

Saturday, July 5, 2014
7:15 p.m.
Rosendale Theatre
Main Street, Rosendale, NY

Holly will be introducing the documentary
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me. Following the screening, Holly will participate in a Q&A with the film’s director Drew DeNicola, and will be signing A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton (copies will be available for purchase from Inquiring Minds Bookstore).

SXSW 2014

Friday, March 14th
12:30 - 1:30
SXSW Convention Center: "Rock, Rattle, and Read: How to Sell and Write a Music Biography" panel.

Holly will be discussing her biography of Alex Chilton along with panelists Denise Oswald, Parke Puterbaugh, and David Ritz.

2 PM
Holly will be signing copies of "A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton" at the Convention Center bookstore.

McNally Jackson Books, NYC

Monday, March 24th
7 PM
52 Prince Street, New York City
(212) 274-1160

Holly George-Warren in conversation with Anthony DeCurtis about her new book, "A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton."


Sunday, April 6th
11:30 AM - 1 PM

Biography Panel - Writing: A Life

Moderated by Will Hermes, senior critic and contributing editor at Rolling Stone, longtime contributor to National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” and author of "Love Goes To Buildings On Fire: Five Years In New York That Changed Music Forever." Holly will discuss "A Man called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton," and "Public Cowboy No.1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry." Other panelists include Henry Bushkin, Tom Folsom, and J. Michael Lennon.

SXSW 2013

Saturday March 16th, 12:30-1:30 PM

Moderating the panel "Remembering Patsy and Kitty"
Kelly Hogan, Rosie Flores, Laura Cantrell, and Kristi Rose join me in a discussion of the great Patsy Cline and Kitty Wells.

Behind the Scenes of Rock & Roll Panel

Holly and friend at a recent book signing (Holly's shirt by Amy Hoban's California Wear, skirt by Katy K's Ranch Dressing; photo by Josh Gosfield)

The Cowgirl Way, July 2010

Books of Wonder, at 18 West 18th Street in Manhattan, is pleased to announce that on Sunday, August 1st we will be hosting a reading by HOLLY GEORGE WARREN with a special performance by her musician/​husband ROBERT BURKE WARREN also known as UNCLE ROCK. The author, HOLLY GEORGE WARREN, will be on hand to present The Cowgirl Way: Hats off to America’s Women of the West – a fascinating account of an ever-evolving American icon: the cowgirl. Featuring nimble equestriennes, hawkeyed sharpshooters, sly outlaws, expert wranglers, and talented performers who made eyes pop and jaws drop with their skills, savvy and bravery, The Cowgirl Way invites readers to saddle up with these trailblazers, who helped settle the West and define the cowgirl spirit. In addition to the reading by HOLLY GEORGE WARREN, UNCLE ROCK will be performing a selection of songs. Starting at 1pm on Sunday, HOLLY GEORGE WARREN will introduce her book, take questions from the audience and sign copies of her book, and UNCLE ROCK will perform cowboy songs for the audience. All ages. 1-3pm.

The Golden Notebook presents book party and signing at Joshua's Upstairs, Woodstock New York. Saturday July 18th from 4 to 6 PM.

Selected Works

"One of the Top 15 Most Anticipated Books of 2014." - flavorwire.com, December 2013
"Every celebrity could use a biographer like Holly George-Warren" -- The New York Times, April 2007
Illustrated Nonfiction
“Girls with gumption and a "can do" spirit will get a big kick out of Holly George-Warren’s The Cowgirl Way, which provides a fascinating history of the Wild West and cowgirls, from big names like Annie Oakley to lesser-known gals of the 21st century. Chapters are interspersed with photos, quotes and memorabilia that nicely complement the text. And though the book's target audience is tweens (ages 10 and up), teens and adults will also enjoy George-Warren’s meticulously researched history of American cowgirls.” – Bookpage
"a spirited romp through colorful cowboy fashion explained in detail and illustrated with brilliant color photos."
--Farrah Weinstein, The New York Post, Dec. 23, 2001
The behind-the-scenes story of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, co-written with festival producer Michael Lang.
"a boot-stompin' good time...shrewdly exploring the gap between the image and the reality of the wild frontier."
--Bookpage, 10/02
Photography, History, Non-fiction, Music, Pop-Culture
365 rare images compassing the band's 43-year history, with comprehensive and insightful captions.
Rock history, photography
The essential illustrated book on Punk: from the Stooges to Television to the Clash to Black Flag
Illustrated Children's Nonfiction
"Fans of any age will enjoy this paean to roots music." -- Horn Book, March 2006
--The New York Times Book Review, June 2001