Julie Burstein

Author of "Spark: How Creativity Works" and host of Spark Talks at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Julie Burstein is a Peabody Award-winning producer, TED speaker, and best-selling author who has spent her working life in conversation with highly creative people - interviewing, probing, guiding, and creating live events, public radio programs about them and their work. In her book Spark: How Creativity Works, she maps out some of the coordinates and dimensions of creativity through stories about contemporary writers, artists, film directors, dancers, architects, and musicians. Ms. Burstein is the host and producer of Spark Talks at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and creative consultant for TEDxMet, the first TED at an art museum. She is the creator and founding executive producer of Studio 360, public radio's premiere program about creativity and the arts, and frequently speaks about creativity at universities, corporations, and international forums.

Watch & Listen:

Four Lessons in Creativity (TED Talk, filmed February 2012)

Spirit in Sound and Space: A conversation inspired by the music of Arvo Part (Spark Talk at The Met, filmed in June 2014)

Spark: How Creativity Works (Audio version of book, published by Harper Collins in February 2011)