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About Bob

The LA writer Bob Gossom is known for his distinctive poetry and love of music, movies, books, hiking, body surfing, and tap dancing. His new projects are avidly anticipated by a small band of fanatic and loyal followers. His stage production "Versified" premiered January, 2020, at the Golden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles.

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Bob Gossom,  Curriculum Vitae


Jobs include

Paper Boy                    Youth Diversion Counselor

Soda Jerk                      Film & Video Production

Lifeguard                            1st & 2nd Assistant Director

Candle Maker                   Production Manager

Sales Clerk                         Line Producer

Factory Worker            Software Design & Programming

Literary Editor              Businessman



Occidental College

Un. of Maryland, extension in Spain

American University, BA American Studies

Pepperdine University, MBA



Co-Founder, Zontar Productions

Founder, Panorama Video Systems

Founder, Absolute Advantage, Inc.

Designed and wrote Absolute Accounting

            high end accounting software

Founder, Plain Speaking Press LLC



Versified. A unique performance presentation of verse, with 9 actors


        Premiered Golden Performing Arts Center, Jan. 2020



Member, Bakery & Confectionary Workers Union (past)

Member, Directors Guild of America

Member, Claris Partner Program

Member, FMDiSC



Santa Monica Friends Meeting (past)

            Member, Peace & Social Action Committee

            Member, Faith & Practice Committee

Temple Ahavat Shalom (past)

Draft Counselor (past)

Volleyball Coach (past)

Engage with friends, neighbors, readers (current)




Fly Fishing



Competitor, World Bodysurfing Championships

            Oceanside, Ca.

Tap Dancing




Favored LA Hikes:

            Rocky Peak/Hummingbird Trail

            Hondo Trail

            Mt. Baldy


Regular trips:

            Fly Fishing, Eastern Sierra Nevada

            Hiking, Camping Havasupai Canyon, AZ

            Bodysurfing, Carlsbad Beach

Recent trips:

            Middle Fork of the Salmon, White Water Rafting

Half Dome, Yosemite

            Mt. Whitney, Ca. Day hike.

            Backpacks, Eastern Sierra, Appalachian Trail

            Bowren Lakes Circuit, British Columbia, Canoeing




Married, twice

Father, twice

Grandfather, twice

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