The new Lin Halterman Memorial Grant is awarded in memory of Linda L. Halterman, a charter member and the second secretary of the Alaska Writers Guild. An indefatigable worker, she plowed into projects with a focus that was never diverted. Her work continued until one summer day in 2009, when she was diagnosed with cancer and given six months to live. She finished her family legacy, Journey of a Lifetime, and fought the issue of cancer with as much determination as she mustered in her other pursuits. In her memory, the Alaska Writers Guild raises funds through an annual silent auction to provide a grants to assist authors in pursuing their writing goals.
As the inaugural year for the Lin Halterman Grant, the Alaska Writers Guild is offering three monetary awards:
- One (1) $1,000 Grant
- Two (2) $500 Grants
Criteria for Grant Applicants:
2016 Lin Halterman Grant Committee