Thursday, 18 June 2009

DA Highlights for the Summer Solstice

Another Day, another Blog where the highlights of DA are up for a glance!

We have some great events coming up over the next few days, and all in time for a warm, sunny Solstice.

One of DA's authors has his 'Unleash the Book Inside' Workshop running today (and yesterday) in amongst the Surrey Hills.
Established and run by Tom Evans, author of 100 Years of Ermintrude; a book that is "beautifully crafted, sensitive and enlightening... a breath of fresh air to the poetry arena" (from Discovered Authors' 'About the Book'), the workshop was set up to combat writers' block as well as showing how to go from concept to published author.

"If you know you have a book inside you that's dying to get out but have felt held back in the past, now is the time to break through the barriers and learn a whole new set of tools and techniques for unleashing the book inside you"

You can check out the website for more details -, but if you've missed this workshop, never fear, as these workshops are run throughout the year with the next one available to book in September.


Date: 23rd & 24th September
Venue: The Hurtwood Inn, Walking Bottom, Peaslake, Surrey, G5 9RR
Time: 9:45am to 4:30pm both days (with optional evening creativity walk on the 23rd September at 5:00pm)
Cost: £297 inc. VAT - this includes lunch, refreshments and course materials.

Contact Tom Evans on his website:
He is also on Twitter, so for those in the 'twitterati' like ourselves, check out

For those of you in the Essex area, we have been privy to an exciting event...
Darren Couchman, author of 'One Lump or Two' and the main man behind behind The Testicle Tour, tells us of a new men's clothing shop opening on Saturday 20th June. Opening at 9am in Frinton-onSea (situated at the end of Connaught Avenue in the Shopping Arcade), its launch is supporting The Testicle Tour and Everyman by donating 10% of the first day's sales to the charity.
Paige Augur, the owner of Manroes, will not be stopping there. She will place collecting tins around the shop until they are full, and plans on taking part in the Charity Walk around London on the 11th of July.
As Darren says (and we shout alongside!) "Come down and grab yourself some great clothes or perhaps buy some for your old man... after all, it is Father's Day on Sunday, so not only will you be getting him a great gift, you'll also be supporting our 'Testicular Cancer Campaign'!"
Great News Darren!

That's all from us for now! Here's to a sunny Summer Solstice! You may be spending it relaxing with your feet up in the back garden (a book in one hand, an ice-cold drink in the other), heading out to the Countryside or the Coast, or just visiting family.

Whatever the plans, have a sunny Solstice!

The Team at DA

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