Through stories from some of America's greatest artists, writers, directors, and musicians, Burstein will trace the roots of creativity, pulling back the curtain to reveal the sources of these artists' inspirations, and the processes by which they create their art. These stories illuminate and inspire, helping educators and others find a spark of their own.
Burstein is a Peabody Award-winning radio producer and author with a passion for creativity in everyday life. In 2000, she created Studio 360, public radio's premiere program about pop culture and the arts, hosted by Kurt Andersen. Drawing on Studio 360's hundreds of interviews with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Richard Serra, Mira Nair, Chuck Close, and Joyce Carol Oates, Burstein recently published Spark: How Creativity Works (2011).