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Welcome to the 2021 Get Lit! Virtual Festival
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Lois Melina

Lois Melina is the author of The Grammar of Untold Stories (Shanti Arts LLC, 2020), a collection of sixteen essays. She has been a journalist and an educator and an advocate for survivors of domestic violence. After working as a newspaper reporter, Melina founded Adopted Child, a subscription-based newsletter aimed at helping adoptive parents understand the ways infertility and adoption impact both parents and children. Her books Raising Adopted Children, Making Sense of Adoption, and The Open Adoption Experience (with Sharon Kaplan Roszia) have sold more than 250,000 copies and been translated into three languages.