Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Lucy Lemay Cellucci’s debut novel True Colours celebrated its official launch on Friday, November 26th, 2010. The Ottawa, Ontario author entertained an audience of 150 with amusing stories about her process of writing and journey to publication. Cellucci, who has been a Dance Educator in the nation’s capital for over a decade, also had her students present to perform dances that had been specifically choreographed for the launch. One, a “cheerleader-style” routine, complete with a ridiculously over-sized alligator mascot, represented a character’s fascination with being accepted into the cheerleading squad, and another, a contemporary choreographic work, was set to the song “True Colours” (Glee Cast recording) to highlight the novel’s message to teens about the value of self-empowerment and standing up for one’s beliefs, no matter how unpopular.
Also on the roster was a brief presentation from the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS). A portion of book sales for the evening was donated to the OHS, as the social issue of animal rights is one of the novel’s predominant themes. The night was a tremendous success, resulting in a complete sellout of books!

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