Damien Hine is an experienced author and public speaker with a particular talent for engaging with young people. He is known to leave audiences electrified with a love for reading and a new passion for writing. He encourages people to chase their dreams and believe that greatness is within their grasp.
After speaking with students in Wren Academy, London, teachers described how their students' work had been "transformed." He has seen similar results in other schools up and down the country. He has also been interviewed on Huntingdon Community Radio and Premier Christian Radio.
Due to the nature of his books, Damien is most comfortable speaking with Years 5 and up into all years of secondary school. He is happy delivering assemblies, workshops, creative writing lessons, live readings, author Q&A, seminar and, of course, book signings. He enjoys talking closely with hosts to plan events and ensure his delivery is tailored to the particular needs of their context. Some examples of talks he has delivered before:
- Assemblies: believing in your dreams, how setbacks can become victories
- Workshop / seminar / creative writing lessons: how to become an author, creating fantastical worlds, coming up with story ideas, riddles and poetry, navigating the publishing industry.
Damien is based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, and is willing to travel up to 75 miles if transport is included in the costs of his visit, more if accommodation is paid for/provided.
Damien Hine is DBS-checked and has a thorough understanding of safeguarding issues.