The 54th Brisbane Writers Festival has now officially come to a close and, boy, was it all shades of wonderful.
Over the past five days, we welcomed tens of thousands of curious minds to more than 300 events at the State Library of Queensland precinct, The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus and the Brisbane City Council library network.
The beauty of our event is always the unexpected. We are a platform for ideas. We are made of people, for people. We exist to encourage reading, thinking, curiousity and community. We build the house, chose the guest list and buy the snacks, but in the end what happens between the four walls belongs to you.
In tonight's brilliant Closing Address, our Festival Philosophers-in-Residence Professor Fred D'Agostino and Antonia Case reflected on BWF 2016. Their words tonight encourage us to think on our own Festival experience, to digest the content, and to choose if and how we might come away changed. For the full closing address, follow along here.
Tonight Professor Fred suggested that everyone's BWF is their BWF - a reflection of our own personal curiosities and unique interests - and that no two experiences could be alike.
So, what was yours? Share it with us on the socials.