Carson City Brewery Arts Center setting up Tedx bookstore |

Carson City Brewery Arts Center setting up Tedx bookstore

Author Mike White will be on hand with his books at Carson City’s Tedx event on Friday.
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In conjunction with the Tedx event at the Brewery Arts Center on Friday, a temporary TEDxCarsonCity “Bookstore” is being set up in the center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St.

The bookstore will highlight local bookstores and authors, including Dog-eared Books and Friends of Carson City Library. Local authors will be on hand to sign and discuss their books.

Mike White will be available for book signing from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. White’s three of his books, “50 Classic Hikes in Nevada;” “Best Backpacking Trips in California and Nevada;” and “Best Backpacking Trips in Utah, Arizona and New Mexico,” will be on hand.

White was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He learned to hike in the Cascades and honed his outdoor skills while attending Seattle Pacific University. After college, he relocated to the high desert of Nevada, where he was drawn to the beautiful and sunny Sierra. In the early 1990s he began writing about the outdoors full time. He expanded Wilderness Press’ “Trinity Alps” (now in its 5th edition) and then wrote his first guide, “Nevada Wilderness Areas and Great Basin National Park.” Subsequent books included the Wilderness Press Snowshoe Trails series, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Afoot & Afield Reno & Tahoe, and Top Trails Lake Tahoe. He collaborated on updated versions of Sierra North and Sierra South and also contributed to Backpacking California.

White has written for Sunset and Backpacker magazines and the Reno Gazette-Journal. He teaches hiking and snowshoeing classes at Truckee Meadows Community College and is a featured speaker for outdoor groups.

Dr. Kym Maehl, who will be available to sign books all day, is bringing her book, “The Lunar Key: An Adventure in Understanding Your Dreams.” Maehl is an integrative life coach and clinical hypnotherapist whose practice is based in Carson City.

Maehl has been a counselor for over 20 years and has successfully worked with groups and individuals worldwide in assisting authentic transformation. She teaches classes in integrative healing modalities and the creative arts. She holds a PhD in Holistic Ministries, an MA in Counseling and Educational Psychology, and is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Rehabilitation Counselor, and Strategic Life Coach.

She is passionate about the need for inspired holism in both individual and collective consciousness and it is her goal to advance awareness by teaching, coaching, and providing accessible and thought provoking courses and seminars. For more information about Maehl, go to

“The Saber-Toothed Tiger: The One Reason Women Stay with Abusive Men,” a book by Josée Perrine, will be in the TEDxCarsonCity Bookstore as well. Perrine, a licensed marriage and family therapist and drug and alcohol counselor, will be available 12:30 to 5 p.m.

Perrine received her Master’s degree with distinction from the University of Nevada. She has experience in the mental health field as a Mental Health Counselor and clinical supervisor, and is the recipient of a Nevada Senatorial Award for her work. Perrine is an instructor at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she teaches for the Human Development and Family Studies Program. She specializes in counseling survivors of domestic violence, abusive relationships, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She is experienced in performing Drug and Alcohol evaluations and skilled in group therapy, especially substance disorder groups and survivors of domestic violence groups.

Carson City’s TEDx event features a day of information, inspiration, networking and dialogue around the theme Creating the Community You Want to Live In. The event will take place at Brewery Arts Center’s Black Box Theater and will feature an incredible line-up of speakers on topics ranging from innovations and ideas to health to technology and the arts. Attendees will also have an opportunity to network at an on-site lunch event. For those that were unable to get the tickets which sold out in the first few hours, the event will be broadcast live via Ustream on the front page of the TEDxCarsonCity site. Additionally, there is opportunity to view from an overflow room at the Brewery Arts Center’s Performance Hall allowing for additional networking, gathering and community building.

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