MFA Students

Eowyn Randall


Eowyn Randall was born in Washington, DC and spent all her formative years there, with the unfortunate side effect that she still thinks it's weird to pay for museums. Stories have always been an extremely important part of her--and she would argue, everyone's--life. She's been writing since before she knew how to spell. She earned a BA in English, with a minor in Film Studies, at the College of Wooster, where she was published regularly in the student literary magazine and spent her final year crafting a collection of interconnected short stories.

After graduating she was lucky enough to be able to pursue her love of travel narratives in reality, spending a year journeying across the United States and Canada by bus. She read only thematically appropriate books along the way, from On the Road to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. She continued to write steadily, chronicling her extended trip through a blog and whimsical photographs of Lego hobbits seeing the sights. While gallivanting from city to city she started to convince herself that pursuing an MFA was a good idea and fell in love with Pittsburgh. 

The stories that appeal to her most are those that play with genre, forcing us to create new categories on our shelves, or maybe just give up entirely on cordoning books off from each other and sort alphabetically by author. She believes in the power of stories to change the world and has even before she read Oscar Wilde's argument that "life imitates art far more than art imitates life." She just didn't realize it. One day she hopes to write a story that life imitates. 

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