Dorothy writes poetry and prose. She also enjoys cartooning.

To see a list of recently published poems and stories, click Here.

To request a literary CV, please contact her directly.

Write for the Joy of it!

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Photo credit: Rachel Ellen Photography
Photo credit: Rachel Ellen Photography

Short Bio:

When not enjoying the Birchwood Trails in Wood Buffalo, Dorothy Bentley is in and around Calgary. She enjoys promoting Alberta authors through her work with the Writers’ Guild of Alberta almost as much as scribbling poems and stories. Her poetry picture book, Summer North Coming (along with Winter North Coming), was published in 2019 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside, and her new middle-grade chapbook is forthcoming. www.dorothybentley.ca

A slightly longer Bio:

Dorothy grew-up in Southern Ontario where she discovered a love of nature, books, and scribbling words. Transplanted to Alberta, she is a previous freelance writer of articles, cartoons, and columns and has recently shifted to writing solely poetry and fiction. Her writings regularly appear in literary journals and her first picture book, Summer North Coming was released in 2019 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. To hone her writing skills and knowledge of literature, she recently returned to university and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, focusing mainly on literature and creative writing. Her first chapbook, a middle-grade story, is forthcoming from Fitzhenry & Whiteside. She loves being outdoors, travel, pets, and sharing meals with family and friends. Recently, she became entangled in finger-crocheting and may be found under a mound of yarn and a very large blanket.



Millie (the Calico Cat) and Bo (the Orange Tabby)
Millie and Bo kind of sharing a chair!
Cay, our beautiful Labradoodle.
Finn, my son’s Goldendoodle, and O’Malley, our Sheltie, out for a walk on trails.

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