Manchester Football Writing Festival

Tuesday 1st – Thursday 10th September 2015

The Manchester Football Writing Festival, in association with Waterstones Manchester Deansgate and the National Football Museum, is back!

Manchester Cathedral will play host to some of the beautiful game's most outspoken, informed and entertaining voices between 1-10 September 2015.

In a year when football has generated as many big talking points off the pitch as on it, join a line-up including Jonathan Wilson, David Conn, Ronald Reng, Rafael Honigstien, Caroline Barker, James Richardson, Barry Glendenning, James Horncastle, Heidi Blake, Jonathan Calvert, Iain McIntosh, Philippe Auclair, Paul McCarthy, Vikki Orvice, Michael Calvin, Tony Evans, Daniel Harris, Gary James and many more.

Expect nine nights of wide-ranging, intelligent, sometimes controversial and always entertaining conversation with football's brightest voices.

Manchester Football Writing Festival

Rafael Honigstein and Ronald Reng
Das Reboot

BBC Sport's Caroline Barker hosts an evening at the National Football Museum with two of German football's most eloquent writers. Ronald Reng and The Guardian's Rafael Honigstien come together for an exploration of where things went right for the Bundesliga.

Expect conversation to explore elements of the game from grassroots, to fan culture and ownership, to how the rise of the Bundesliga has helped reinvigorate 'Der Nationalmannschaft'.

Venue: National Football Museum, Todd Street, Manchester, M4 3BG

Date: 2nd September 2015

Time: 7pm

Tickets: £12

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Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert
The Ugly Game

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Join us for an evening with the authors of one of the most important football investigations of all time. Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert's book The Ugly Game: The Qatari Plot To Buy The World Cup is undoubtedly the book behind the biggest story in world football.

Both authors will be spending the evening discussing the investigation, the book they created, and of course the ramifications and ongoing investigation at FIFA. An absolute must-see event for anyone who wants to understand the corruption at the heart of world's greatest competition.

Venue: Waterstones, 91-93 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BW

Date: 4th September 2015

Time: 7pm

Tickets: £10

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