Wellness & Writing Connections is a collection of essays by keynote speakers, presenters, and workshop leaders from the 2007 and 2008 Wellness & Writing Connections conferences. The essay writers come from many parts of the United States and from many professions, including therapists, psychologists, counselors, nurses, poets, novelists, teachers, and researchers. Some of the essays are formal, but most of them are informal. But no matter what area of the country the writers come from or what discipline they represent, all of the contributors write from the personal conviction that writing has served them and others in healthful ways.
Wellness & Writing Connections is the culmination of John Evans thirty-year-long conviction that writing can be good for those who write. His passion for writing and healing convinced him to establish a yearly conference to provide a resource for people who write and for workers in the healthcare and counseling professions who wish to include writing as part of their practice. Now Wellness & Writing Connections is no longer just John's vision. The community of like-minded people is growing.