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The 2nd Manchester Football Writing Festival picks up just where the hugely-successful first festival ended: with The Blizzard, Live at the National Football Museum!
The Blizzard is the quarterly football publication featuring top class authors and journalists from around the world.
Once again The Football Ramble's Marcus Speller will be hosting the event, taking questions from Twitter and and steering the panel through the minefield of issues that The Blizzard covers.
Editor Jonathan Wilson, author of Inverting The Pyramid, will return to this year's panel having provided a frankly surprising number of anecdotes based around the Angolan press box last time out.
The Guardian's David Conn, author of Richer Than God: Manchester CIty, Modern Football & Growing Up, has also confirmed his return for the kick-off event of the festival.
Completing the line-up, Andy Brassell is an expert on European football who regularly appears on BT Sport, ESPN and Talksport as well as in the pages of The Guardian and many more.
The Blizzard was a sell-out last year so be sure to book your tickets for this one quickly!
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Manchester Football Writing Festival
The Manchester Football Writing Festival, in association with Waterstones Manchester Deansgate, the National Football Museum and Hotel Football is back for its' third season!
National Football Museum, Waterstones Manchester Deansgate and this year Hotel Football will play host to some of the beautiful game's most outspoken, informed and entertaining voices between 1-8 September 2016.
The Guardian Football Weekly Live takes place at the RNCM on 2 September and is set to be a festival highlight again, plus McrFWF stalwarts The Blizzard return for another round at the National Football Museum. The team behind OPTA will be revealing how data is changing football and how they have become one of social media's most distinctive voices over at Hotel Football. On the festival's final night we're delighted to host a panel from Women In Football, offering tips and insight for how to get ahead in football journalism.
Across the festival names including Henry Winter, Oliver Kay, Rory Smith, Jacqui Oatley, Caroline Barker, James Richardson and many more will be sharing insight, opinion and indulging in 8 nights of wide-ranging, intelligent, sometimes controversial and always entertaining conversation.