Syd Hoff Challenge

To honor Miami Beach award-winning writer Syd Hoff (1912-2004), author of Danny and the Dinosaur, a book read by generations of children around the world, in 2015, The Writer’s Room will kick off a new program that invites alumni and future visiting writers to ‘write a story or poem of 200 words or less’ with a motivational message for a child in your life. These stories and poems will be posted in an online collection (with permission of the authors) in 2016.

This project was inspired by Hyam Plutzik’s Poem, ‘To My Daughter’, and Geoffery Philip’s poem ‘A Prayer for My Children’.  Read these two poems here.