• The Best Woman was

  published in ArtAscent, Arts

  & Literary Journal, August




• Young Girl staring out to the

  North Sea was published in

  Rhapsody, 2016, Vocamus


• Old Love was published in

  The Banister, Niagara Poetry

  Anthology, 2016

• Adagio was published in

  Xaggera, Fall, 2016


I took two courses in Creative Writing 

I finished my third certificate course, How Writers Write Fiction, Storied Women,  a MOOC of The University of Iowa NovoEd. 

and I finished also my third course toward a certificate in Creative Writing with the University of Guelph.


You also can find a lot of new pictures in My Dark Room 

Tinos, the Greek island where the writing of poets is on the walls, and doors,

  and shutters.

• Pireaus Greece

• From my bench


Bieke Stengos



I published five poems and a short piece

• A Last Gift was published in You are not alone,  52 Stories of Hope, One Thousand

  Trees, 2016

• A Morning Like Any was published in the Writers Abroad Magazine, The Third Space,

  Issue 5, November 2016, writersabroad.com

< 05.2017


Dear Guest, make yourselve comfortable and enjoy my website. Visit the rooms, explore the links, and get in touch with me. I would love to hear from you. The links below will take you to my latest ventures. Enjoy.

The last few months have been productive… 


I was reading poetry  

at Guelph Spoken Word. Grounded: Relationships With Out Land Base  

and at the In The Soil, Arts Festival, Mahtay Café, St. Catharines, ON

‘Aunt Ida’ was conceived after I found the photograph in a family album. It needed a story. That much I knew, but I couldn’t quite find a way until I went to the launch of Felylalanine Publishing, a publishing company that exists on line only. The idea of the sequence of Aunt Ida verses was born. You can find it on Facebook but you can also order hard copies. $5 Canada and USA  / $10 overseas (Canadian dollars). Just send me an email and I’ll ship it to you: bieke.stengos@icloud.com


This is what one reader said: ‘Thank you for the pleasure of ‘Aunt Ida’. Your deconstruction of the image pieced together through words formed the perfect sentence/story. It has stayed on my mind. Beautiful.’ Barbara Robinson


‘I love ‘Aunt Ida’. Such a picture we get, in a few words and a picture worth over a thousand! Hints of a life full of domestic drama and moment - and yearning for the genius deferred.

I hope her reaching hands eventually got back to the beloved, abandoned piano.’ Mary Taslimi


‘Tant’Ida’, a Dutch translation of Aunt Ida, Fenylalanine Publishing, 2016, FP22

< 09.2016

My story ’Leia’s Choice’ won an honourable mention in the 2016 Ten Stories High competition of the Canadian Authors Association -Niagara branch. It has been published in the Ten Stories High Anthology Volume 16. You can order a copy from their website.


This poem is published by

Quick Brown Fox.

Young Girl Staring

Out to the North Sea 

This poem is published by

Vocamus Press, Guelph.

Reading at Eden Mills 

Writers Festival 2015. 

13 August 2015

Reading at

Jordan Art Gallery.


14 February 2016


Photo: Harold Sikkema

A bit about myself


I grew up in Flanders, Belgium. As a young adult I came to Canada and adopted the English language. I live in Guelph, Ontario, where together with my husband I raised three children. Between work and raising a family, I attempted to honour my creative impulse. Amongst the jobs that had their deepest impact on me were a stint at a home for developmentally delayed adults and a decade and a half at a couple of shelters for abused women and their children.


Besides holding a Belgian degree in Social and Cultural Work, I attained a Master's of Arts from Queen's University. My subject: literature of the English speaking world.


Now that I am retired, I devote most

of my time to writing. I take part in Brian Henry's intense writing workshops (Quick Brown Fox) and I also take part in a monthly writer's group in Guelph and a monthly poetry group organized by Vocamus.


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Photo Bieke: Jeremy Luke Hill

Webdesign and photo header: Ludo Cammaert / Antwerp


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