FWF check: the Football Writing Festival returns for 2019

We’ve checked with the officials, and it’s confirmed: the Football Writing Festival is returning for a sixth season at the National Football Museum in Manchester.

Kicking off on Wednesday 4 September, this bumper edition of the festival, hosted in association with Waterstones, features more football chat than ever before, with hours of lively debate spread across seven weeknights.

The festival has brought a host of top writers and publications onside this year, from firm festival favourites such as The Blizzard and OPTA, to top writing talent including Philippe Auclair, Carrie Dunn, Rafa Honigstein, Suzy Wrack and Sid Lowe, with more big-name signings to be announced in the coming weeks.

Old-school purists and football chat fanatics can see a minimum of six events with the FWF Season Ticket. Front-row seats for every talk*, free admission to the museum for the week, exclusive access to discounted Guardian Football Weekly tickets and much more, all for just £45 – a saving of over 20%.# You could even bag yourself a bundle of books from your favourite authors in our prize draw!

For the latest announcements and event updates as they happen, follow the festival on Twitter at @mcrfwf, or keep your eyes on our social media accounts.

Please note that prices do not include Eventbrite booking fees.

* Excluding Guardian Football Weekly.

# Compared to buying tickets for each event individually.