In 2008 I, [Jan Weissmiller] along with my friend and fellow poet Jane Mead, became the co-owner of Prairie Lights, whose story continues to evolve, its ghosts hovering over the laptops that occupy the Times Club from 9 AM until 9 PM. Yiyun Li, who wrote there almost every day while she was in the Workshop, says it’s where she composed her first collection of stories, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (Random House, 2005).
Weissmiller, Jan. “Iowa City.” Poets & Writers. Poets & Writers, 01 May 2012. Web. 01 Dec. 2016.