This looks like a fun event organized by C-ville’s poet/playwright/all around fun guy, Browning Porter. This info taken from the FB page for the event:
Poet Paul Legault has translated all 1,789 of Emily Dickinson’s poems into modern English one-liners. The funny, sexy, profound results make up The Emily Dickinson Reader, published last year by McSweeney’s Books.
Come celebrate this fine achievement, not only with Paul, but with Emily herself, along with a bit of her entourage. Paul and Emily will trade verses and meaningful looks. Now is your chance to request your favorites. Then we dance! Paul himself deejays. Victorian dress is optional.
Poet and storyteller Browning Porter hosts the evening. Mendy St. Ours will embody our Emily, and Dee Dee Stewart will be her Sue. Sponsored by Tupelo Press, Four County Players, and The Virginia Festival of the Book.
Sad to miss it as I will be out of town. But you guys should go and have a blast!