There are a couple of literary events this weekend that have a schools angle.
The first is 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Whatcom Middle School, 810 Halleck St., near F and Girard streets.
That’s when there will be a free reading and book-signing of “Alien on a Rampage,” the second installment in the Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast series from Bellingham-area writer Clete Barrett Smith.
Go for your chance to get an early copy of his new book. The event is in the school auditorium.
Smith is a former English teacher who taught at Blaine and Bellingham high schools.
The second is 5 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in the Readings Gallery at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
Young female poets from Shuksan Middle School will share their writing to benefit Brigid Collins Family Support Center in Bellingham. The nonprofit works to break the cycle of child abuse.
Booklets of the students’ poetry will be available at the Brigid Collins table. Donations will be accepted for the booklets.