When artist Candy Chang painted the side of an abandoned building with chalkboard paint and the wrote the words, "Before I die, I want to ______," she never expected it to become a worldwide phenomenon. Within a day of the wall’s completion, however, it was covered in colorful chalk dreams as people stopped and reflected on their lives. Since then, more than two hundred walls have been created by people all over the world.
BEFORE I DIE is a celebration of people's hopes, fears, humor, and heartbreak, and serves as a reminder of our shared connections and a chance to contemplate life's most important question.
Anne shared her thoughts with her Macmillan colleagues in a piece to be featured on Buzzfeed:
"Before I die, I want to do stand-up comedy at an open mic night."
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you want to do before you die and you'll be entered to win one of twenty beautiful finished copies of BEFORE I DIE for your library!
To enter the giveaway, Send Library@MacmillanUSA.com an e-mail from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: BEFORE I DIE for My Library) with your answer to the statement, "Before I die, I want to ______" and your library’s mailing address. Submit your entry by Friday, November 8th to be placed in the random drawing.
This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. More eligibility details below.
11/11 UPDATE: The sweepstakes is over and winners have been notified.
Entrants must be age 18 or older. No purchase necessary. Entries must be received by Friday, November 8th, 2013 to be eligible. The winner grants Macmillan Library the right to announce his/her name on Twitter, MacmillanLibrary.com, and any other platform we want to congratulate him/her on. We will select the potential prize winner at random from among all eligible entries received. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached after three (3) business days, we will select an alternate winner, so check your email!
Dream big. Good luck!