We launched Bloomsday after continually crossing paths with people who longed to shape their stories into more enduring artifacts of their lived moments. Read more about Bloomsday in the Voyage Houston article.
Kate Martin Williams is a writer/owner at Bloomsday. She attended the University of Tennessee and earned a Master of Arts in English with a Creative Writing emphasis from the University of Tennessee. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Rice University, and in a former life, she chilled her writerly bones on an ice rink as a competitive (but decidedly non-combative) figure skater and coach. Her writing life has led her to bear witness to the stories of activists, survivors, visionaries, and the everyday people who make a difference by living engaged lives. She lives in Houston with three ridiculously lovely children, ridiculously supportive husband, and their dog, Abigail, who’s just plain ridiculous.
Jessica Cole is a writer/owner at Bloomsday and has been musing about place and identity for as long as she can remember. After graduating from Boston University with a degree in International Relations/French, she attended the University of California at Davis, where she took classes in the Nature and Culture program and received her M.A. in English. An article about Oak Ridge National Labs led her to University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she wrote a novel for her doctoral dissertation (A Unified Theory of Love) that re-imagines a chapter of scientific history. Jessica has published articles, book chapters, short fiction, and Pushcart-nominated poems. She has taught writing at the college level in several cities, including as a writer-in-residence and a visiting professor at the University of Graz, Austria. She has taught in several of the ProArts colleges in Boston and playground-hops with her wonderful six-year-old son.