RJ Mendera


About RJ :

  • 1964-as “kid from Germany” I sang my first solo in English at Xmas concert in front of 300 people.
  • 1969-1972–stage appearances-“Arms the Man” “A Masque of Aesop” “Saint Joan” (award for role as The Inquisitor), “The Boyfriend “,”The Bald Soprano”, “The Mikado”, “The Tricycle”
  • 1976/77 Publisher “incognito” monthly anthology of poems+ short stories
  • 1976-1977 “studied under Canada’s POET LAUREATE Fred Wah in Castlegar”
  • Published in “Best Young Poets of B.C” 1977
  • Publisher -Anthology of Kootenay poems
  • Member BC Authors Assoc.
  • Friend of George Ryga (playwright) and daughter Tanya(now drama in Calgary)
  • 1978 Editor Writer Entertainment Section-Fraser Valley
  • 1979/80 Theater critic .the Ubyssey
  •  Sport writer -east van news
  • 1982 Author of a radio play involving native youth-aired on CBC radio Canada
  • 1982-1988 Author of three novels, one screenplay, many anthologies of short stories and poems mostly unpublished to date.
  • 1991 Poems from a Taxi
  • 2003— RjMendera started street singing and playing pubs in Freiburg with a Chech guitarist ,creating original blues tunes
  • 2007-2011 RjMendera is the author of over 78 original songs ,mostly shared in small venues and on the Internet
  • Nov. 2010 RjMendera started reviewing music for theskykid.com
  • December 2012 -RjMendera performs at a private jubilee for mayor of Dortmund, SPD parliament rep.and other dignitaries
  • 2007-2013 RjMendera is the author of over 100 original songs and many covers mostly shared in small venues + in the internet