Dr Helen Pleasance is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Literature at York St. John University. She teaches all aspects of Creative Writing at undergraduate and postgraduate level, but her specialism is Creative Nonfiction in all its forms. She has published on memoir and on narrative engagement with the Moors Murders. Her current Creative research combines family history, needlecraft history and literary engagement with women’s needlework (she knows a lot about knitting in twentieth-century women’s fiction). She co-edited Purple Reign: a collection of poetry and prose inspired by the life and music of Prince (Erbacce, 2019) with Ursula Hurley. She co-edited Music, Memory and Memoir (Bloomsbury, 2019) with Rob Edgar and Fraser Mann and is working with them again on the forthcoming Venue Stories (Equinox, forthcoming).