Photos from the 4th annual Detroit Festival of Books @ Eastern Market

Photos from the 4th annual Detroit Festival of Books @ Eastern Market

4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

THANK YOU to everyone for making Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) fun and successful.

These photos are courtesy of photographer Corrine VanOstranShe runs a company called Cori Kay Photography.

Thank you, Corinne!

 

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Corinne VanOstran @ 4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Detroit Bookfest)

4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

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4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

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4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

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4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

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4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

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4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

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4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

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4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

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4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Cori Kay Photography)

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Some random shots from the Bookfest palm-cam

 

Lauren Rautiola, a member of the Detroit Bookfest Committee at the 4th annual Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest (photo by Detroit Bookfest)

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Virtual Detroit Bookfest (July 16-18, 2021) click here to ENTER

Virtual Detroit Bookfest (July 16-18, 2021) click here to ENTER

In addition to our in-person event on July 18, we are offering our inaugural Virtual Detroit Bookfest all weekend long!

Because of the limited # of in-person vendors we are allowed this year, we are experimenting by creating a geographically boundless Virtual Bookfest open to ANYONE ANYWHERE in the world.

This event is FREE to attend. We encourage you to visit the Virtual Bookfest and help support these amazing vendors!

 

Virtual Detroit Bookfest (July 16-18, 2021)

https://detroitbookfest.com/virtual/

 

Facebook event page

https://www.facebook.com/events/438220427342981

 

Decontaminating Chernobyl, Rebalancing Nature & Saving the Planet: A Conversation with RJ King, Andrew Niemczyk & Frank Muller about RJ’s Biography of Andrew

Decontaminating Chernobyl, Rebalancing Nature & Saving the Planet: A Conversation with RJ King, Andrew Niemczyk & Frank Muller about RJ’s Biography of Andrew

‘Ground for Freedom: Saving Chernobyl’ book by R.J. King

 

Initially, it sounded crazy. Nine out of ten on the crackpot scale.

However, you read the book, view the results, meet the man, and it still seems fantastically wild but plausible and valid. Perhaps Andrew Niemczyk is the real deal, a sort of modern-day Leonardo Da Vinci or Nikola Tesla.

A mystical visionary Polish polymath inventor in Detroit is helping humanity in ways so profound they could be called revolutionary.

His name is Andrew Niemczyk (pronounced neem-chick) and this is his story.

 

What exactly is going on here?

RJ King, Andrew Niemczyk, and Frank Muller at Exlterra in Hazel Park, Michigan (photo by: Ryan M. Place)

 

Detroit author and journalist, R.J. King, has masterfully penned a hot page turner.

Ground for Freedom: Saving Chernobyl,” his non-fiction biography of Andrew Niemczyk, reads like a futuristic espionage thriller novel, except for one important detail: everything in this book is real.

A book about the necessity of balance and sustainability, it is also punctuated by helpful and informative historical asides. This is a wholly unique story and I found it tremendously inspiring and engrossing. Meeting Andrew personally solidified this and further piqued my interest.

The basic, and by basic, I mean very basic gist of this enormous offering is that Andrew was once a prisoner in Communist Poland.

He escaped to Detroit via Rome, Italy, in August 1984 and settled in Hamtramck, Michigan, where he lives to this day.

 

Andrew Niemczyk at Exlterra in Hazel Park, Michigan (photo by: Ryan M. Place)

 

The reason this was such a profound gain for humanity, and the Detroit area, is that Andrew is not a normal person. He possesses an exceedingly rare brilliance, and once in America he was free to invent unabated, especially now that he’s retired after 24 years from the Rouge Steel Plant in Dearborn.

Currently, Andrew has created over 80 inventions.

Five of those inventions (NEPS, GEPS, NSPS, HAZL, MAZL) are commercially manufactured, and they are revolutionizing entire industries.

NEPS involves better delivery of nutrients to trees and vines by bringing nutrients located deep in the soil to the root systems, GEPS accelerates stormwater infiltration and replaces drainage, NSPS is a ‘de-reactor’ that decontaminates radioactivity, and HAZL and MAZL are highly portable drill rigs.

Furthermore, it should also be noted that once installed, these simple inventions require no further maintenance.

 

Exlterra logo

 

Andrew and his Swiss business partner, Frank Muller, run Exlterra in Hazel Park, Michigan. They also have offices in Geneva, Switzerland, and Tczew in northern Poland.

Andrew is an inventor, not a businessman, and he needs assistance in that regard, which is where Frank comes in.

In 2011, Frank and his family moved from Geneva to Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and soon after he met Andrew they became business partners and launched Exlterra. Plus, Frank’s wife has a Ph.D. in biotechnology and is a native of Warren, Michigan.

Right now, according to the reports, Andrew’s NSPS invention is successfully decontaminating Chernobyl in a rapid timeframe.

In fact, Andrew projects that Chernobyl may be completely clean of radioactivity by the end of 2025 because of his invention.

The 19-mile exclusion zone of Chernobyl, Ukraine, is one of the world’s most polluted areas. A few dozen attempts at decontaminating the site have been unsuccessful until Andrew’s NSPS system was installed in a 2.5-acre (hectare) test site near the No. 4 reactor that exploded on April 26, 1985 (due to human error and a faulty design).

 

 

(Very) Quick Biography of Andrew

Andrew Niemczyk at Exlterra in Hazel Park, Michigan (photo by: Ryan M. Place)

 

Born on Nov. 16, 1960, Andrzej ‘Andrew’ Niemczyk grew up in Kietrz (key-air-itch), in southern Poland.

From 1945-1989, Poland was a Communist country. Andrew’s unique creativity was smothered in this environment.

He spent time in 11 prisons (two were repeat visits), was a coal miner 4,000 feet underground, learned karate, military tactics, and after four escape attempts, finally succeeded in 1984.

Assisted by the Tolstoy Foundation, he worked at an auto supplier until 1990, joined Rouge Steel where he worked until 2014, and co-founded Exlterra with Muller in July 2016.

Exlterra is a 6,000-square foot industrial design and assembly facility in Hazel Park where Andrew is chairman and CTO, while Frank serves as CEO.

 

Exlterra in Hazel Park, Michigan (photo by: Ryan M. Place)

 

Andrew’s various inventions have so far proved successful at hundreds of locations across the world, working with public clients such as cities and municipalities as well as private and commercial clients.

He has a photographic memory combined with unique “out of the box” solutions to large-scale problems.

He also has visions and claims to be able to see at both the subatomic molecular level and macro universe-wide levels.

One more thing about Andrew: he designs everything in his head and then builds it from the schematics he envisions.

Throw in an impressive knowledge of global geography, an ability to chat on everything from quantum mechanics to hydraulics and fluid dynamics, and the claim of utilizing 100 percent of his brain and that’s Andrew.

 

The Conversation

RJ King, Andrew Niemczyk, and Frank Muller at Exlterra in Hazel Park, Michigan (photo by: Ryan M. Place)

 

This is a transcript of a rousing conversation I had with R.J. King, Andrew Niemczyk, and Frank Muller in the conference room at Exlterra in Hazel Park in early June 2021. Enjoy!

 

R.J. King                Andrew is unlike any person I’ve ever met or heard of. When I started listening to Andrew’s life story, I quickly realized it could be a great book. He grew up in a Polish working-class family under the Communist regime. His escape through Rome in 1984. What he was able to accomplish on the factory floor in terms of inventions and advancements, then Exlterra, everything is just mind-blowing. His perseverance, dedication, and commitment are examples of how you can succeed in life. You can’t do it alone. You have to work as a team instead of constantly competing. And open your mind to possibilities that do not initially seem realistic.

 

Andrew                I’ve been in the Detroit area for almost 40 years. I have four children. I live in Hamtramck where you have closer to a European feel, very neighborly and social. There are more than seven different nationalities living on my street alone. I don’t go to bars or restaurants too often. My wife Jadwiga (Yaad-viga) cooks our food. I typically hang out in garages, that’s where I work on stuff, that’s where I feel free. I have one garage for cars, one for inventions, and I have an extra side lot attached to my house. I do not have any set routines, just make sure I have eight hours of sleep, and try to control my diet. Mostly I drink water or herbal tea with lemon. There are too many chemicals in processed foods, and many drinks are too overly carbonated, and not good for your body. My inspirations come from real life, finding a way to solve problems.

 

Frank Muller       Andrew reduces the complex to a simple solution to the point where it’s impossible to simplify it more. That’s the key element. His unique ability enables him to deliver beautifully simple and workable solutions for the environment.

 

R.J. King                All of his main inventions are novel and unprecedented and really will help the world in terms of widespread applicability.

 

Frank                     Real sustainability is key. To achieve sustainability is the real goal. Not many products can achieve that.

 

Andrew                I want to teach people to understand how nature operates. They don’t see that nature is an entire system and connected to the universe. New thoughts can open new doors. Mathematics is good at approximations, but targeting 100 percent is a difficult to achieve goal. You have to have a positive but can’t forget about the negative, you need to blend and combine them to achieve balance.

 

Frank                     Match negative with positive to create neutral. No side effects. Can’t exist without each other. The duality of the union.

 

R.J.                         Nature always seeks balance.

 

Andrew Niemczyk and RJ King at Exlterra in Hazel Park, Michigan (photo by: Ryan M. Place)

 

Andrew                Yes, balance is key. When I was five years old, I realized I was not an average thinker. I thought how am I going to adapt to this world? To this day, I’m still learning to be normal and fit in. The languages, my relationships, the most important thing for me is to deliver the reality of the product.

 

Frank                     Nature is always hiding its secrets and always fixing its own problems by constantly rebalancing. Very deep but locked up in layers.

 

Andrew                 Nature locked me with an inability to express myself because I’m here for a mission.

 

Frank                     He struggles to accurately express himself.

 

R.J.                         Through the process of writing this book, Andrew provided me with a second education. You start to look at your place on this earth in the context of the solar system and with special insight.

 

Andrew                I can go beyond infinity, bring it to the solar system, earth, go deep, open up under what you cannot see, a different layer. I see this stuff. I am using almost 100 percent of my brain all the time. Because of this I have learned to lock myself. I can store knowledge in bits in my brain and assemble it when I am ready to use it. All the pieces, in seconds. The HAZL rig, for example, was built in my mind in six minutes. I had the entire picture of how it would function, everything, the hydraulics, everything.

 

Frank                     Whenever he invents a product, that’s when he puts everything together in his brain in seconds and minutes.

 

Andrew                Take the past, present, future, fold them together into one. Know the failure rate, the lifespan. I can see it and feel it.

 

Andrew Niemczyk at Exlterra in Hazel Park, Michigan (photo by: Ryan M. Place)

 

Frank                     What Andrew does is he tests everything in his head, so it’s already understood by him. We have faced skepticism until now we have evidence. You must accept the results. Plus, each of these products (NSPS, NEPS, GEPS) are completely different. The only common denominator is they are installed in the ground. This man needs to be helped. His knowledge is for humanity. The whole planet. Most people just see the money. If scientists don’t see a formula on paper, they’re upset. It comes from Andrew’s head, it can’t be written down on paper, this is our struggle.

 

Andrew                The bacteria, the roots, the subatomic world, how everything relates. I told Frank I had 87 inventions in my head, not gadgets, these are just four. Simplicity is important. My visions, this ability to see, I invoke only when I need to use it. I see the entire thing, then zoom in on how each part functions. Not a trance, but a deep focus when developing a product. I transfer myself to the depths to see the whole functioning, which takes a lot of energy.

 

Frank                     There’s no other person like Andrew in the world. We are all unique, yes. He just has a rare ability to understand the extremes of largeness and smallness, the macro and the micro, and put them together. One of the most gifted heart surgeons in Switzerland said of Andrew, “I think he is a mutation.” When Andrew starts talking technical stuff and breaking barriers in physics, it’s an overload of information, and a lot for the listener to process cognitively. Andrew will only open his mouth when he knows. No theories. He’s not into theories or hypotheses, only in demonstrating results, real results now. Andrew has no limitations.

 

Andrew                People want to trash what they don’t understand. My world is yes or no, with nothing in the middle. I hate the word “if.” I look at pictures, sketches, the inventions themselves, that’s how I’m inspired.

 

R.J.                         It doesn’t seem possible but everything he’s done so far has panned out. Sometimes you have to suspend disbelief and be open to understanding new concepts that might initially seem impossible or unfeasible.

 

Frank                     Andrew left school around 13 years old, and yet he can solve big problems in such a simple manner. It’s very difficult to emerge when you know something new. Entire industries will protect established knowledge and try to block new and better ways of doing things. Andrew goes beyond mathematics. It’s about understanding relationships in nature and how to improve and maximize them for the benefit of all.

 

Andrew                We have abundant resources here on earth, that’s not the issue. The issue is the food and water, how we’re managing these resources, they’re currently being mismanaged, that’s the issue. Drainage at houses is good example. Global warming, oceans rising, house rooftops wasting rainwater. Everything is interconnected. Gravity and earth’s magnetic fields play a part. Human population growth is manageable. We have more than enough water. Now, let’s start using everything better. There are nutrients underground, we need to recharge the ground. I want to re-greenify the earth. Make everything green and lush with vegetation, oxygen. Help the chain of the food. We can bring nature back. Give me the tools. Our civilization is the problem. We need to change ourselves, our habits, and recycle more energy and waste to help the planet. We need shorter, real, more practical timeframes for a solution, not thousands or even hundreds of years, we won’t last that long at our current rate. It’s about balancing the system, everything combined correctly.

 

Frank                     Currently, Exlterra has no plans for an IPO or going public. What we have is the IP (intellectual property), the proof of concept across the world and what we do is forge relationships with established companies that we partner with to market our various technologies.

 

Andrew                I have no limit. Infinity on both sides. There’s always positive and negative, you need both. Quantum physics is good example, just because it’s not visible to the average person’s naked eye, doesn’t mean it’s not there. Limitless energy exists all around us and within us and we just need to tap into it. There is life in outer space. We are not alone. I have designed a new spaceship (in my head) that uses a totally different type of energy to go much faster than current ships, we just need money to build it. Mathematics is too restrictive, too limited. Humans invented mathematics, it’s a human invention and too linear. I need support, not questions. You’ll see results. Questions are too cumbersome, counterproductive, slow everything down. Just give me a chance to show results, that’s all I ask.

 

Buy RJ’s book ‘Grounds for Freedom: Saving Chernobyl’

https://www.amazon.com/Grounds-Freedom-Chernobyl-RJ-King/dp/B0933NTYDT

 

Exlterra homepage

https://www.exlterra.com/

 

Contact

info@exlterra.com

Andrew Niemczyk at Exlterra in Hazel Park, Michigan (photo by: Ryan M. Place)

 

Detroit artist RACHEL QUINLAN does it again with ‘Book Wyrms’ her exclusive painting to celebrate Bookfest

Detroit artist RACHEL QUINLAN does it again with ‘Book Wyrms’ her exclusive painting to celebrate Bookfest

Rachel Quinlan-Detroit Bookfest Dragons (July 2021)

Detroit artist Rachel Quinlan does it again!

Rachel is the Creative Director for the Detroit Festival of Books and she recently finished her amazing new piece, entitled ‘Book Wyrms‘.

Rachel is an exceptionally talented artist and she will be selling artwork and posters and other goodies at Detroit Bookfest.

 

You can purchase limited exclusive prints of this artwork from Rachel at Bookfest!

Come buy some of her amazing creations!

 

Rachel Quinlan Homepage

https://www.rachelquinlan.com/

 

Buy prints, originals & pins here

https://www.rachelquinlan.com/shop/

 

Rachel Quinlan Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/rachelquinlanart/

 

Detroit artist RACHEL QUINLAN Creates Fantastic New Bookfest Logo!

Detroit Bookfest 2021 Food Trucks: NOSH PIT and DELRAY BARBECUE

Detroit Bookfest 2021 Food Trucks: NOSH PIT and DELRAY BARBECUE

Eastern Market Shed 5 map

 

The Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest, is a FREE annual in-person event at Eastern Market in Detroit, Michigan.

Eastern Market

Shed 5

2934 Russell Street

Detroit, MI 48207

 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Official Detroit Bookfest 2021 Festival Guide

https://detroitbookfest.com/detroit-bookfest-festival-guide/

 

 

Where will the Food Trucks be located at? 

 

There will be two food trucks, Nosh Pit and Delray BBQ, on the west (left) side of Shed 5 in the DTE Plaza.

 

 

Nosh Pit

Nosh Pit Detroit

 

 

Nosh Pit also has a brick-and-mortar vegan cafe in Royal Oak. They offer an excellent variety of healthy food! Nosh Pit is owned by Karen Kahn and Stefan Kudek.

https://noshpitdetroit.com/

https://www.facebook.com/NoshPitDetroit

https://www.instagram.com/noshpitdetroit

Nosh Pit Detroit

 

 

Delray Barbecue

Delray Barbecue BBQ Detroit

 

Delray BBQ is located in the Delray neighborhood of Southwest Detroit. They have some of the best BBQ food in the state of Michigan. Owner is Collin Karcher.

https://delraybarbecue.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/DelrayBBQ/

https://www.instagram.com/delraybbq

Delray Barbecue BBQ Detroit

Members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra playing free pop-up concert in Eastern Market during Detroit Bookfest (Sunday, July 18, 2021)

Members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra playing free pop-up concert in Eastern Market during Detroit Bookfest (Sunday, July 18, 2021)

The Detroit Festival of Books, aka: Detroit Bookfest, is a FREE annual in-person event at Eastern Market in Detroit, Michigan.

Eastern Market

Shed 5

2934 Russell Street

Detroit, MI 48207

 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Official Detroit Bookfest 2021 Festival Guide

https://detroitbookfest.com/detroit-bookfest-festival-guide/

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

 

Fortunately, on Bookfest Day July 18th, 2021, members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be playing a free pop-up concert from Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Dequindre Cut’s Frieghtyard Bar!

You can also catch free DSO concerts throughout the year at their own Sosnick Courtyard (51 Parsons St) in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood.

 

DSO @ Freight Yard Bar

https://detroitriverfront.org/things-to-do/dso-park-1

 

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/DequindreCutFreightYard

 

Special thanks to Clare Valenti (DSO community engagement director)

 

The Dequindre Cut

Closest entrance located at 3017 Orleans Street.

 

The Cut,” as it’s called is a lovely greenway/urban recreational pathway for walking, biking, jogging.

It is 2-miles long and runs from the Detroit Riverfront to the northern tip of Eastern Market.

Near the Wilkins/Orleans entrance, you can find the Freight Yard Bar, this is an outdoor bar made out of shipping containers.

To get to the bar:

Enter at Orleans St & Wilkins St, walk down to the Cut, make a right, then it’s down on your left.

Dequindre Cut (photo by: Ryan M. Place)

Dequindre Cut (photo by: Ryan M. Place)

Dequindre Cut Map

Dequindre Cut (photo by: Ryan M. Place)

Dequindre Cut (photo by: Ryan M. Place)

Dequindre Cut Freight Yard bar (photo by: Ryan M. Place)

Dequindre Cut (photo by: Ryan M. Place)

Members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert @ Dequindre Cut Freightyard Bar (photo by: Ryan M. Place)