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Presidential historian Jon Meacham cancels event at Fox Theater

Presidential biographer Jon Meacham speaks during the State Funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral on Dec. 5, 2018. Meacham was scheduled to appear at the Fox Theater on May 6 in an event sponsored by Northwest Passages Book Club and Whitworth University, but announced Tuesday he has cancelled all of his May appearances. (Evan Vucci / AP)
From staff reports

The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club received notice on Tuesday that Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham has canceled all of his May appearances, including the May 6 event at the Fox in Spokane.

The Northwest Passages event was being presented along with Whitworth University.

“Jon unfortunately must cancel his May events, but hopes to visit Spokane very soon,” Random House publicist Mary Moates said in an email.

The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox will send an email to ticket buyers notifying them of the cancellation. Some purchasers who bought with cash may not get the email and will have to come to the box office for refunds. Those who purchased with credit or debit cards can be refunded automatically. If you purchased a ticket at a TicketsWest outlet, you’ll need to go to that outlet for a refund.

The next event will be April 14 at the Bing and features Ana and Curt Warner, authors of “The Warner Boys: Our Family’s Story of Autism and Hope.”

Curt Warner, a former Seahawks running back, and his wife, Ana, will share their story of raising twin boys with severe autism. They will be joined by former Spokesman-Review reporter Dave Boling, who helped the Warners write the book.

“These kids are going to grow up and still have autism,” said Curt Warner, who serves on the board of the Autism Society of America. “We need to be ready for adults with severe autism and that they need help. They need living conditions and jobs. We need to be ready as a society to be more accepting and inclusive.”

Tickets for this event are also available at