Today I tagged along with a class called “Spying on the City.” The students had a really fun assignment: an I Spy game with categories like ” person who doesn’t match their dog” and “someone who just got dumped.” We walked from the Loft past the Guthrie and over the Stone Arch Bridge to St. Anthony Main, people-watching and eavesdropping the whole way.
It’s a great way to generate stories. On the walk back, the students wove an elaborate tale about one of the people they saw: a rock star-looking dude they caught walking his poofy pomeranian into the doggy day spa.
So if you’re in Minneapolis this week, beware! You never know when a Loft student will overhear you and steal your quote for a story–or observe you and make something up about you.