A decade is a long time, but it’s said that time flies when you are having fun. Some of it was, indeed, great fun and a lot of it was sheer hard work. The Bocas Lit Fest is a small team of dedicated people who love what they do and together we have been on a whirlwind journey. We always knew the direction we wanted to take but various unimaginable routes opened up as we went along. I am reminded of the much loved Spanish poem by Antonio Machado: Caminante, No Hay Camino, which says, literally, that there is no path, we make a path as we walk. Only when we look back we see where we’ve been and where we will never again have to tread.The Bocas Lit Fest adventure continues, as the road is long and we can see the many opportunities for further developing our literature and our literary talent. Big thanks to all the Bocas Lit Fest team and those who accompanied us on the exciting last 10 years – readers, writers, partners, believers, sponsors, all those who gave their time freely and continue to, and those who garner corporate funds to make the work of the Bocas Lit Fest possible. I am looking forward to the next 10 years of all of us, together, making deeper inroads and building on the incredible last decade.