Taqralik Partridge is a writer and spoken word performer originally from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik.  As an urban Inuk, she speaks to city life in the south with a style grounded in the tradition of Inuit storytelling blended with “urban speak”, weaving real-life stories with rhyme, lullaby, and Inuit throat singing.  She has toured with the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, produced works under commission for the CBC and has featured on CBC Radio 2′s NEXT! series.  Her short story “Igloolik”, published in the December issue of Maisonneuve magazine, won first prize in the 2010 Quebec Writing Competition.  In Ottawa, she has performed as part of First Women, First Voices and in WestFest’s “Qaggiq” Inuit Showcase.