About the Desert Island Supply Co.

The Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO) is a creative writing program for kids in Birmingham, Alabama. We are based in the city’s Woodlawn neighborhood, and our mission is simple: to give kids in the Birmingham area more opportunities to write.

Inspired by programs such as 826 Valencia and the Austin Bat Cave, DISCO offers free workshops and writing booths at libraries, museums, community centers, community gardens, and wherever else writing can be done.

DISCO also works with local schools and teachers on individual projects and needs — everything from preparing 10th graders for a state writing test to conducting slam poetry workshops.