I was five, sitting under a tree when a fellow pre-schooler sat down next to me and said, “Put your mouth on my mouth.” Yup, to say it was weird and sweet pretty much sums it up. We hope the stories featured in First Kiss, the one-off zine of Marisa Meltzer and Elizabeth Spiridakis, won’t be as awkward—yet we highly doubt that. Tonight’s reading includes accounts of first kisses featured in the zine by former Gawker writer Emily Gould (And the Heart Says Whatever) and New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica, among others, with pre-taped stories told by fashion tween blogger Tavi Gevinson and Spencer Tweedy (son of Jeff). Though we’d have to say we’re looking forward to hearing the story behind our very own Zach Baron’s first smooch, which took place when he was 12. Sounds juicy! We also hear live, onstage kissing may be involved. Ew, cooties!

Wed., May 26, 7 p.m., 2010