Monday, May 21, 2007



Dear Friends,

Welcome to Grub Street's first-ever weblog!

In our simultaneously wary and giddy embrace of this 21st century medium, we take our inspiration from the 19th century: specifically the low-cost publications known as "penny dreadfuls." Often Gothic, sometimes lurid, always sensational, these books were printed on cheap paper and widely distributed. Their goal was a wide audience of readers eager for the next installment. So is ours.

Here's how it works. On Mondays, our post will be a reprint of our weekly newsletter, The Grub Street Rag (sense a theme here? What's next, the Grub Fishwrap?)

On Tuesdays, Artistic Director Christopher Castellani will share his musings on all things grubby, literary and random.

Program Coordinator Sonya Larson will spin on Wednesdays.

On Thursdays, the syntactical stylings of Associate Director (and Rag author) Whitney Scharer.

On Fridays, a rotating series of guest bloggers from the Grub community. A Who's Who of the Boston (and beyond) literary scene. Aka whomever we can strong-arm.

We'll post photos, round-ups of events & parties, gossip, publication news, rants and raves, etc.

A few weeks ago, I heard of a T-shirt that says, "Nobody Reads Your Blog." I thought it was funny, for a time.

Dreadfully Yours,
Chris

8 comments:

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

Hey--welcome to the dizzy antics and non-stop fun of blogworld! I predict you'll soon need to get a t-shirt that says--"everyone reads my blog."

I'll visit often--gotta love the Dreadful!

Crystallyn said...

Woohooo!!! Great to see the Grub blogging! I've got the feed bookmarked for my daily visitation!

The Writers' Group said...

Bravo/brava, Chris, Whitney & Sonya! It's exciting to see the fantastic execution of Grub's Blog. I'm going back to my blog to post a link -- and thanks for yours. How wonderfully dreadful.

Amy MacKinnon

Lynne Griffin said...

Congratulations on entering the wonderful world of blogging. I am certain you will do a great job keeping us posted on all things Grub.

Lynne

Jane said...

Great. Like I need one more way to procrastinate on the Internets when I should be writing.

Kidding! Viva la Penny Dreadful!

Lisa Marnell said...

Grub Gone Dreadful? How Delightful!

Chris and Sonya and Whitney, my own Monday blog entries remind of a weekly appointment with the dentist - but not entirely in a bad way. The appointment looms. The conversation with staff varies; downright engaging at times. And when it's done, the sense of relief and clean-mouth feeling is always a pleasure.

Enjoy!

Lisa

amatern said...

Fantastic to see a Grub Street Blog! Keep spreading the news!

The Writers' Group said...

How many mentions of this can we include in our blog this week? Very exciting news, and kudos to whomever came up with the title. Perfect!

Hannah Roveto