Rebecca Traister to talk about women, anger, political change 

Rebecca Traister
Photo by Victoria StevensRebecca Traister

Women, anger and political change are topics of an April 2 lecture by award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister at the University of Maine. 

The free, public lecture “Good and Mad: Rebecca Traister on Women, Anger, and Political Change” begins at 4:30 p.m. in Hutchins Concert Hall at the Collins Center for the Arts. 

Traister is a leading voice on gender, society and politics. She has authored three books, including The New York Times bestsellers “Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger” and “All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation.” She is a writer-at-large for New York magazine and The Cut and has been called “the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country” by American novelist and nonfiction writer Anne Lamott. 

The lecture will be followed by a book-signing in partnership with The Briar Patch, which will be selling books on site. 

The Stephen E. King Chair lecture series and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies are co-sponsoring this event, with generous support from the Alton ’38 and Adelaide Hamm Campus Activity Fund. 

More information about the King Chair Lecture Series is online. To request a reasonable accommodation, call 207.581.1226. 

Prior to Traister’s talk, the UMaine/Orono High School Humanities Collaboration will discuss her book, “Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger” 5–7 p.m. March 24 in Orono High School’s English Wing. 

Faculty, students and members of the community are welcome. Participants will receive a free copy of the book thanks to funding from the McGillicuddy Humanities Center and Orono High School, and refreshments will be served. 

For more information or to RSVP, contact Kirsten Jacobson at or Jim Bulteel at