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CultureALL’s Open Book presents: Joseph Hatchett and Jayden Hensley

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hope for the Hopeless

Joseph Hatchett

Joseph Hatchett believes everything in life is art, and he loves all forms, from a walk outside to music. For Joseph, art is therapy, and he likes to share his art with the broken people–the misfits, the people that others give up on–as he relates to them and understands what they are going through. Joseph uses music to connect with others who are often overlooked, painting pictures with his words that are real life. Joseph speaks to the soul.

“I believe our pain can be a source of strength and potential. After experiencing a series of losses and spending time in prison, I took my stumbling blocks and turned them into stepping stones by sharing my life experiences. My storytelling is testimony grounded in my rap music.”

Homeless or a Business Owner? Both!

Jayden Hensley

Jayden is a 48 year old man who has been on both sides of the tracks. He’s had it all, and he has lost it all. He is from a small town in Indiana where he left as soon as he found out the road went in four directions. I’m a father and a brother. He is the only child but also the middle child. He’s a business owner and entrepreneur. He refuses to give up. He refuses to let other people give up. He comes to inspire and help move others.

“From homelessness and incarceration, I have taken my struggles and used them to establish a business that advocates for the voiceless. Broken crayons still color.”


July 11
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Knoxville Public Library
213 E Montgomery St
Knoxville, IA United States