Kwame Kilpatrick Book Signing Brings Literary Art to Light Up Livernois

Kwame Kilpatrick book signing at Light Up Livernois in Detroit on Saturday, July 2.


Kwame Kilpatrick will sign copies of his new book, Off The Grid: The Journey Back to Destiny during Light Up Livernois, Detroit’s fashion, art, and design street festival this weekend. His book signing is from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 inside the event’s hospitality suite at The Pop Up Shop located on 19410 Livernois Avenue in Detroit.  

Also available on Amazon and as an e-book, there are multiple ways for readers to purchase copies. Kilpatrick will be on hand at the festival, to showcase the art of literature, as he autographs purchased physical copies. Published independently on December 21, 2021, Kilpatrick wrote the book to share his story, and how important -and possible- it is to get back up when you fall.

“Often when people fall too many times in our community they’re out of the game for good. It’s important for people who ascend to certain heights -and fall- to learn that there are ways they can always redeem themselves,” said Rufus Bartell, Light Up Livernois co-producer, and host of the book signing.


“Being able to give ourselves examples of that through other people’s challenges is critical so that when we meet our own challenges, we have a roadmap and a certain kind of faith that this (redemption) can be done. Mr. Kilpatrick is on a biblical path. If there is such a thing as a debt to pay, he’s on the road to pay it ten times over,” said Bartell.
Kwame Kilpatrick book signing at Light Up Livernois in Detroit on Saturday, July 2, 2022.
Kilpatrick wrote the book for himself and is willing to share his story with anyone who is willing to listen. His story speaks directly to those who have struggled, and those who have struggles. It provides hope, inspiration, and proof that there can be an inner awakening, ‘light’ at the other side of life’s trials, and that redemption is possible.
The Light Up Livernois event is produced by non-profit, Independent Business Association Detroit Community Development Corporation (IBA Detroit CDC). Rufus Bartell is the organization’s president.
IBA Detroit CDC is a volunteer membership 501(c)(3) organization. Members are business owners who live in and are passionate about Detroit. The mission is simple, to participate in the city’s redevelopment promoting and supporting projects that meet the needs of the residents in the neighborhood where Detroiters live. They work to ensure city residents are first in planning and project participation to create local economic velocity leading to neighborhood sustainability.  Areas of focus are economic development, community development, workforce development, health and wellness, and arts and cultural programming. For more information, visit:
Since his return, Kilpatrick has been sharing his Movemental Ministries, which take place for about an hour at 8:00 a.m, every Friday. He has also been conducting a wide variety of lectures and appearances as a visiting pastor to various churches locally and nationwide. His schedule can be viewed at:, and on Instagram at
To learn more about Light Up Livernois and Kwame Kilpatrick’s book signing, media, and other interested parties are encouraged to come to the event on Saturday, July 2, and visit the hospitality suite, between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. or, to contact Rufus Bartell, (313) 485-1422,, or visit

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