About the Desert Island Supply Co.

The Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO) is a creative writing center for children and teens 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 and create.

Inspired by programs such as 826 Valencia and the Austin Bat Cave, DISCO offers free after-school tutoring and creative workshops throughout the school year. DISCO also offers eight 1-week themed summer camps, as well as 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 leading the Putnam Poetry Project, a year-long poetry workshop with 40 sixth graders at Putnam Middle School.