Obi Kaufmann at Authors on the Move

Saturday Mar 10 2018   5:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Sacramento  1209 L St, Sacramento, CA  map

Authors on the Move: Read Beyond Your Fears marks our sixteenth year of bringing together over forty distinguished California authors and their recently published books for an evening of literary delight. Click here for this year’s cohort of California authors, which includes The California Field Atlas author Obi Kaufmann. We are thrilled  to present this year’s keynote speaker, Sasha Abramsky, whose recently published book, Jumping at Shadows; The Triumph of Fear and The End of The American Dream, is a searing account of America’s most dangerous epidemic: irrational fear. Sasha Abramsky is a New York Times best-selling author and resides in Sacramento, California.

Beth Ruyak, of Capital Public Radio’s Insight, will be our Mistress of Ceremonies and Pat Hume of David Sobon Auctions will be our auctioneer. Guests will enjoy a champagne reception, a four-course meal from the Hyatt Regency’s farm-to-fork menu, unlimited wine, conversations with three regional authors at their table, a keynote presentation by Sasha Abramsky, and a live auction which features opportunities to win one-time author experiences. The Avid Reader Bookstore will offer all titles for purchase the night of the event.

We are also pleased to announce an enhanced audio solution to the challenge of the noise when all tables are engaged in dialogue with their authors. This event just keeps getting better while creating more and more support for our Library’s Summer Reading Program and the Foundation’s operations. Purchase your tickets and/or tables today! To inquire about sponsorships or other event matters, call April Javist at (916) 836-3556 or email at

Obi KaufmannGrowing up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, Obi Kaufmann spent most of high school practicing calculus and breaking away on weekends to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood, he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. For Kaufmann, the epic narrative of the California backcountry holds enough art, science, mythology, and language for a hundred field atlases to come. When he is not backpacking, you can find the painter-poet at his desk in Oakland, posting @coyotethunder #trailpaintings on social media. His website is