Local author Donna Milner chats with author Lorne Dufour during the recent launch of his new book at the Gecko Tree recently. The event included musical entertainment.

Local author Donna Milner chats with author Lorne Dufour during the recent launch of his new book at the Gecko Tree recently. The event included musical entertainment.

Lorne Dufour celebrates launch of new book

Friends, family and adoring fans gathered at the Gecko Tree Restaurant June 21 to celebrate Lorne’s new book.

Friends, family and adoring fans of McLeese Lake poet Lorne Dufour gathered at the Gecko Tree Restaurant last Friday, June 21, to celebrate Lorne’s new book The Silence of Horses.

Musicians, poets and spoken word artists took to the stage to share their songs, verse and anecdotes.

Jean Wellburn set the tone for the evening playing music on her harp. Taking to the stage were musicians Oren Barter, Thom Walker, John Kopas, Astrid Hensey, Jeffrey Newman, Alex Zamoxano and Sage Birchwater. Poets Debby Peck and Chris Hensey recited some of their verse along with Lorne Dufour of course, who recited selections from all three of his poetry books.