Woodlawn Writers Corps

The Woodlawn Writers Corps is a collective of 2nd, 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Oliver Elementary and Putnam Middle School. The students in the corps meet weekly throughout the school year for Core-aligned poetry workshops, during which we explore how poetry and language intersect with history, science, math and the arts. The writing workshops are designed to be challenging and fun, with the main goal of strengthening the students’ writing skills, intensifying their intellectual habits and giving them the creative tools they need to explore and document their worlds. 

At the end of each year of the Woodlawn Writers Corps, the Desert Island Supply Co. publishes a book of student poems. All proceeds from book sales go toward sustaining the Writers Corps. Order the 2015-2016 collection, The Stars Are Lying, now!

Woodlawn StoryLab

Woodlawn StoryLab is a weekly, year-long workshop in audio storytelling for Woodlawn High School students. A collaboration with WBHM 90.3FM, the Woodlawn StoryLab is made possible by a grant from the Alabama Power Foundation.

Woodlawn Journalism Club

The Desert Island Supply Co. sponsors the Tattler, the student-run school newspaper at Woodlawn High School. In 2015-2016, the newspaper published four print issues.


The Desert Island Supply Co. offers free after-school and summer creative workshops, for ages 7-18, in our creative writing space in Woodlawn.  On Tuesdays this summer, we will host we host the Comic Book Club, a collective of comic-book lovers and creators — young and old.