Around the year we produce many literature events, in various cities. Exciting is not the word. It’s exhilarating and fun, and it entails keeping your cool and managing changes consistently. Being able to interact with writers whilst they travel and prepare for an event, and watching them as they interact with a curious and often enthused public, offers a first-hand-experience of writers in the public arena. As a team of producers and curators, we are able, and fortunate, to understand more about writing and - to some extent - the touring life of writers (those who do). Over the years, I have built up an understanding of producing the specifics of literature, and maintained a high regard for writers, particularly those who are generous with words and insights in the public spotlight, after so many years of touring and engagements.