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Desert Island Supply Company (DISCO)

Located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Birmingham, the Desert Island Supply Company (DISCO) holds workshops that encourage students from local schools to develop their writing skills by engaging in creative writing exercises. Volunteers assist with writing and tutoring workshops that are held throughout Birmingham and work with students ages six to eighteen. DISCO partners with local schools, museums, libraries, and community centers to sponsor writing booths and workshops.

Recently, the Bunting Center partnered with DISCO to add a science component to the organization’s creative writing workshops. Volunteers explain or demonstrate a science topic while encouraging students to develop a creative, easy-to-understand, and — most important — fun narrative based on their observations. Volunteers are encouraged to lead workshops based on their strengths and interests.

For more information contact Emily Thornton (ethornto@bsc.edu).

Volunteers teaching creative writing to children at DISCO.