Obi Kaufmann at the Audubon Center at Debs Park

Monday Feb 12 2018   6:30 PM
Audubon Center at Debs Park  4700 Griffin Ave, Los Angeles, CA  map

Artist, poet, and naturalist Obi Kaufmann brings his number-one, best-selling California Field Atlas to the Audubon Center at Debs Park for a book-signing event and presentation of the groundbreaking work on Monday, February 12 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The presentation will begin promptly at 6:30, and will last approximately 45 minutes, followed by the book-signing. The content of Obi’s presentation will not only cover the book’s unique organization and cartography but about the larger role of what he calls Geographic Literacy and its crucial role in the fight to defend the natural world of California. The Audubon Center at Debs Park, being the fourth largest city park in Los Angeles, and the home to over 140 bird species, is a singular gathering place and dynamic focal point for outdoor recreation, environmental education, and conservation action.

Free and open to the public.

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