Minnesota has lost a great advocate for women and women writers. Minnesotans, especially North Shore residents, knew Joan Drury as the owner of the beloved Drury Lane Books in Grand Marais, Minn.
She was the former publisher of the feminist press Spinsters Ink and a supporter of Norcroft, a writing retreat for women adjacent to her home in Lutsen, Minn.
Drury died earlier this month at the age of 75.
A writer herself, she prepared her own obituary: “Her religion, if any, was feminism,” she wrote.
Her daughter Kelly Kager joined MPR News host Cathy Wurzer to remember Drury’s remarkable life.
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