Anoka-Ramsey Community College Two Rivers Reading Series presents author Tyler Page Tuesday, March 7, 2023 from 2-2:50 p.m.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Two Rivers Reading Series presents author Tyler Page Tuesday, March 7, 2023 from 2-2:50 p.m.

S. T. Alberts, Contributing Writer/Photographer

Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s Two Rivers Reading Series welcomes author Tyler Page for a reading and interview on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at 2 pm via a live event in the Legacy Room of the Rapids Campus. Page will be giving a presentation on his latest graphic novel Button Pusher and will answer questions from the audience.

Event Information

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Presents the Two Rivers Reading Series with author Tyler Page Tuesdasy, March 7, 2023 2 to 2:50 pm in the Legacy Room

The event is free and open to the public

From Page’s website:

Button Pusher is a memoir-driven realistic graphic novel about Tyler, a child who is diagnosed with ADHD and has to discover for himself how to best manage it. Tyler’s brain is different. Unlike his friends, he has a hard time paying attention in class. He acts out in goofy, over-the-top ways. Sometimes, he even does dangerous things—like cut up a bus seat with a pocketknife or hang out of an attic window. To the adults in his life, Tyler seems like a troublemaker. But he knows that he’s not. Tyler is curious and creative. He’s the best artist

in his grade, and when he can focus, he gets great grades. He doesn’t want to cause trouble, but sometimes he just feels like he can’t control himself.

About the author:

Tyler Page is an Eisner-nominated cartoonist and educator. He has worked with a mix of national and international clients and publishers, in addition to publishing books of his own. Tyler lives in Minneapolis, MN with his wife, author/illustrator Cori Doerrfeld, and their two very blonde children. His book Raised on Ritalin was called “essential reading for medical students and those involved in helping address the challenges of ADHD” by the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. This event, which is supported by the college’s English Department, is free and open to the public. Two Rivers Reading Series Faculty Chris McCarthy said, “Button Pusher gives us insight into what it’s really like to grow up with ADHD. Page’s courageous vulnerability and artistic talent are on full display in this graphic memoir.” For more information about the event, please visit the Two Rivers Reading Series website at

The Two Rivers Reading Series recently celebrated 20 years of bringing acclaimed, award-winning authors, poets, and playwrights to Anoka-Ramsey each semester. The series’ events strive to make learning more comprehensive by combining classwork with real-world experiences as students study the authors’ works in their English courses.

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