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    So glad to be here. I am the Assistant Director of The Pegasus Physician Writers Group at Stanford as well as the Editor-In-Chief of The Pegasus Review, a medical literary journal.

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  1. FIRST ASSIGNMENT: write your story statement. An artist loses his first love in the Tiananmen massacre. Twenty five years later, has one more chance to save the boy he loves. SECOND ASSIGNMENT: Homophobia and a fear of transgression of traditional family values pervades the entire novel and manifests itself in every antagonistic force. Our protagonist, Henry is sent to Hong Kong in the 1980’s and is warned by his uncle that homosexual tendencies are to be forgotten in order to carry on traditional Confucianism and to maintain the family structure and stability. Later, Henry’s cousin, jealous of Henry’s disruption to his life, uses the secret of Henry’s first romantic interest as blackmail forcing Henry to do his bidding. When Henry is approached by a soldier at Tiananmen on the cusp of June 4th, the soldier’s homophobia unleashes a wave of violence against Declan, Henry’s love, eventually causing a cascade of events that leads to Declan’s death. Henry’s shame and trauma propels him to a final confrontation with the soldier, years later. THIRD ASSIGNMENT: Lost in Tiananmen Blood at the Gates of Heaven In the Realm of Others FOURTH ASSIGNMENT: - Pachinko Atonement FIFTH ASSIGNMENT: A young artist loses his first love, Declan, at the June 4th 1989 Tiananmen massacre and twenty years later is approached by the soldiers that killed Declan, each bearing a request that forces Henry to choose between his current and past love. SIXTH ASSIGNMENT: Henry struggles to keep hidden his emerging sexuality when it threatens to rob him of the sense of safety and self identity he seeks. Two soldiers, disguised as students, approach Henry on the square. When they perceive Henry’s sexuality, the ensuing violence hinges on whether Henry admits his feelings for a boy. Henry struggles to keep hidden his emerging sexuality when it threatens to rob him of the home and family he craves. One scene is where his cousin, jealous of Henry’s newfound presence, reveals Henry’s hidden journal of male torso sketches. Henry scrambles to protect his privacy as his family makes clear that homosexuality would be seen as a concern that puts Henry’s place with them at risk. FINAL ASSIGNMENT: sketch out your setting in detail. What makes it interesting enough, scene by scene, to allow for uniqueness and cinema in your narrative and story? Please don't simply repeat what you already have which may well be too quiet. You can change it. That's why you're here! Start now. Imagination is your best friend, and be aggressive with it. Setting: 1980’s Hong Kong 1989 June 4th, Tiananmen Square massacre 2015 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 2016 Dorset Cape, snow storm, at end of the world. Atonement FIFTH ASSIGNMENT: A young artist loses his first love, Declan, at the June 4th 1989 Tiananmen massacre and twenty years later is approached by the soldiers that killed Declan, each bearing a request that forces Henry to choose between his current and past love. SIXTH ASSIGNMENT: Henry struggles to keep hidden his emerging sexuality when it threatens to rob him of the sense of safety and self identity he seeks. Two soldiers, disguised as students, approach Henry on the square. When they perceive Henry’s sexuality, the ensuing violence hinges on whether Henry admits his feelings for a boy. Henry struggles to keep hidden his emerging sexuality when it threatens to rob him of the home and family he craves. One scene is where his cousin, jealous of Henry’s newfound presence, reveals Henry’s hidden journal of male torso sketches. Henry scrambles to protect his privacy as his family makes clear that homosexuality would be seen as a concern that puts Henry’s place with them at risk. FINAL ASSIGNMENT: sketch out your setting in detail. What makes it interesting enough, scene by scene, to allow for uniqueness and cinema in your narrative and story? Please don't simply repeat what you already have which may well be too quiet. You can change it. That's why you're here! Start now. Imagination is your best friend, and be aggressive with it. Setting: 1980’s Hong Kong 1989 June 4th, Tiananmen Square massacre 2015 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 2016 Dorset Cape, snow storm, at end of the world.
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