About Stephanie

Stephanie Augusta Bento is a cellist, writer, and founder of House of Riverenza.

Stephanie combines her passion for music, the creative arts, love for America, and professional experience in editorial production and content creation at House of Riverenza, a publishing imprint she created in collaboration with her mother M. Carolina Bento in 2021. House of Riverenza’s mission is to publish both artful creative writing that inspires readers to live life with hope as well as produce inspirational music.

As a cellist, Stephanie seeks to create a new sound by reinventing familiar songs and putting a modern twist on classic American tunes and spiritual hymns.

Her creative writing can be found on Substack, where she writes weekly meditation devotionals and shares about faith, creativity, and inspiration. Her written work has also been featured in publications including After the ArtEllipsis ZineNew South Journaland The Rumpus, among others, and she has been a featured reader at The Inner Loop reading series.

Stephanie holds degrees in music performance, language arts, and government and politics.