Tonight and tomorrow, Desert Island Supply Company (DISCO) presents “Woodlawn Stories,” a community storytelling event performed by students of Woodlawn High School.
DISCO is a non-profit creative writing program based on the model of 826 Valencia in San Francisco. The organization provides tutoring, workshops, poetry slams, and other free creative writing outlets for kids in Birmingham schools. I volunteer through DISCO to tutor at Woodlawn High School a few times a week, I also help them out with other programs whenever I have time. This one is especially ambitious and interesting.
For several months last year, DISCO volunteers collected and recorded stories of Woodlawn residents past and present. The stories were then developed into a script to be performed by Woodlawn High School students. I’ll be there for both performances. Come down.
Location: Woodlawn High School, 5620 1st Avenue North, Birmingham
Times: Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 4pm
Cost: Free and open to the public