PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A long-time EMT and firefighter with the Providence Fire Department is one of three recipients of a $25,000 writing fellowship from the Rhode island Foundation.
Michael Morse has served as an emergency medical technician and firefighter for more than 20 years. The Warwick native hopes to transition to a full-time writing career after he retires this year. He has published two nonfiction narrative books about his work on the job.
Other recipients of the MacColl Johnson fellowship are Angel Green, who teaches interdisciplinary studies and English at the University of Rhode Island, and Stephanie Reents, an assistant professor of English at Holy Cross.
The MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund provides up to three artist fellowships each year, rotating among composers, writers, and visual artists.