The goal of the project is to create a sentence or sentences on the wall of 88 East Broad Street, collectively generated by the residents of Columbus.
Contributors are invited to submit a phrase of a few words that provides the final section of the sentence. (approximately 3 to 5 words, but we are a little flexible.)
Punctuation (a period, a comma, etc.) is allowed.
If your phrase is chosen, you will receive $100, it will go up on the wall of 88 East Broad Street, and your name will appear on this website.
Winning phrases should:1. change the meaning of what came before it, add new meaning to the existing text on the wall and provide a suggestive bridge for the next contribution*
2. contribute to a growing text that defines or captures the spirit of Columbus
3. help the sentence grow in an amusing or poetic way
ENTRY FORMFinal version of the generative sentence:
Columbus never came here, but when the city sleeps, what the dreamers discover is that we have always created our own collective inside joke, one still looking for a punch line, that begins with "Columbus never came here, but...." That's why our city, if we want it to, will wake up with the Santa Maria floating down the Scioto, and our bronze Christopher shouting, “Better late than never.”
Helpful hint: This is the final phrase! Look at the WHOLE sentence and add something that completes it and says something about your city.
Janet Zweig "Columbus never ..."
88 E Broad Street