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Ageless Vegan Book Talk with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | June 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

PLEASE RSVP HERE. Vegan lifestyle expert Tracye McQuirter teams up with her mother Mary to share their secrets for maintaining radiant health for more than 30 years (hint: it's all in the greens), and 100 of their favorite plant-based recipes that have kept them looking and feeling ageless. They break down the basics of nutrition, how to build a vegan pantry, and how to make sure you're getting the best nutrients to promote longevity and prevent chronic disease. They also provide a 14-step guide with practical, easy-to-follow advice on how to transition to vegan foods, jumpstart your healthy eating habits, and how to up your game if you're already a vegan. Their 100 fresh, simple, and flavorful recipes are based on everyday whole food ingredients, including Maple French Toast with Strawberries, Thai Coconut Curry Soup, Cajun Quinoa with Okra and Tomato, Vegetable Pot Pie, Citrusy Dandelion Greens Salad, and Perfect Pecan Pie. Illustrated with beautiful, full-color photographs, Ageless Vegan helps you kiss diet-related disease and fatigue goodbye and gives you the information, inspiration, and affirmation you need to live a long, glowing, and healthy life you love.

Tracye McQuirter, MPH, was named a national food hero changing the way America eats for the better by Vegetarian Times and her first book, By Any Greens Necessary, established her as one of the most influential vegans in the country. Tracye directed the nation's first federally funded vegan nutrition program and was a nutrition advisor for the Black Women's Health Imperative. As an adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia, Tracye designed and taught a plant-based nutrition curriculum for the District of Columbia Public Schools System to help prevent and reverse childhood obesity in Washington, DC. She recently created the first-of-its-kind, free African American Vegan Starter Guide in partnership with Farm Sanctuary. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Essence, Bon Appetit, Ebony, VegNews, the Huffington Post, and more. You can find Tracye on social media at ByAnyGreensNecessary.com and @byanygreens


MARY DAVIS MCQUIRTER is a thirty-year vegan who continues to be healthy, fit, and active into her eighties. She has been retired from Covington and Burling law firm for twenty years and has been an active volunteer for more than forty years, helping children, abused women, mentally ill adults, and families in need. Mary also co-founded the Community Support Network, a nonprofit organization that developed programs to serve the needs of her community for more than twenty years. Mary has also worked with her daughter, Tracye, to teach vegan nutrition classes for seniors in Washington, DC. As an avid quilter, Mary currently teaches quilting classes at her local senior wellness center, where she also takes exercise classes five days a week (at least twice a day). 

Merlene Vassall is a past president and board member of the Vegetarian Society of DC or VSDC, the country's oldest vegetarian society. She became a vegetarian in 1987 and vegan in 1996 for ethical reasons. She conceptualized the VSDC Eat Smart Program, for which Tracye served as program director and Mary served as a classroom assistant, which helped hundreds of people learn how to transition to a healthful vegan diet. They have been working together on vegan programs and outreach for more than 15 years. Merlene is also the author of The Vampire and The Vegan, Book I: Food. And the second book in the series, Livestock, will be released this fall.

This event is cosponsored by Da Capo Lifelong Books was founded as a health and wellness imprint in 2003 and has a broad list of titles focusing on pregnancy, parenting, fitness, personal relationships, diabetes, healthful cooking, psychology, personal growth, and sexuality. Books will be available for purchase before and after the event. Please contact books@busboysandpoets.com with questions. PLEASE RSVP HERE.


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