There are lots of great new courses on offer at the IWC for 2013 including ‘Writing The Novella’ with Eoin McNamee. It's on for 10 weeks from 21st January to 25th March; Mondays 6.30-8.30pm.
Fee: €280/€260 members. Booking here.
This is from the IWC site:
Stephen King, in publishing a collection of his novellas, described the form as ‘an ill-defined and disreputable literary banana republic.’ That is to say a good thing. This ten-week workshop will be based around this unique form and is aimed at people who are working, or thinking about working towards completing a novella, those who have started a short story that looks as if it might outgrow the limits of the form, or a novel which may not fit the conventional length. It will be less concerned about the technicalities of what the form might be, and more concerned with getting words on paper, and hopefully having something to show at the end of the workshop.
Eoin McNamee is the author of fifteen novels including Resurrection Man (released as a film in 1998), Booker nominated The Blue Tango and Orchid Blue, and the novellas Last of Deeds (shortlisted for the Irish Times Literature Prize) and Love in History.
More courses at the IWC here.