Mickey Turnbull was awarded the Allan Sangster Award of the CAA for 2008.
Mickey was born in Ottawa, began writing in college. She was a newspaper photojournalist for The Local in Aruba, West Indies. A motor vehicle accident ended a corporate career and Mickey returned to writing and community service work.
She received recognition as a motivational speaker and Chair of an international pain management group and further honors from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Culture and St. Christopher House for community service, for her inter-generational, multi-cultural, literacy work with seniors and children.
Showcased in many anthologies, her poetry, essays, short stories and newsletter columns have been published in North America and the Caribbean. A lifetime, voting member of the CAA, she served locally as an Advocacy director. Recognized by PEN Canada and the United Nations for her contributions, Mickey has represented CAA on the national level for issues of Freedom of Expression and wrongful imprisonment.
In a MAL capacity, she looks forward to many years of commitment and an opportunity to further the Canadian Authors Association profile. Mickey is a founder of WEN, the Writers & Editors Network Association, now in its fifth year.
She acts as the WEN Vice President and the WEN Breakfast coordinator and sits on their Board of Directors. Her ongoing membership with the Fairfax Jolly Literates continues to prove an excellent arena to hone writing, critiquing and editing skills.
She recently played a pivotal role as “Millie” in the multicultural play, ”Closing the Gap”, written and produced by playwright and friend, Zohra Zoberi.