'Watch this space and help shape Manchester Literature Festival's specially commissioned Blog Story which will be published in weekly episodes starting on Tuesday 4th September. Elizabeth Baines will be unfolding a witty tale of urban life set in real time Manchester. Each week readers will be able to vote on future plot direction, moving characters into venues and scenarios of their choosing. The final instalment will be performed live at the Manchester Blog Awards on Wednesday 10th October. Elizabeth Baines is the author of prize winning plays and prose fiction. Her first collection of short stories, Balancing on the Edge of the World is published by Salt this autumn. This project is sponsored by richardfair.co.uk'