Thanks to a grant from the Scott County Regional Authority, the Midwest Writing Center is excited to bring Davenport native and New York Times best-selling author Randy Wayne White back to the Quad Cities. White will serve as the keynote speaker at MWC's Literary Awards Banquet on March 16th at The Outing Club. The event will include dinner and a celebration of the literary arts in the Quad Cities. Cost for this event is $40 and reservations are due by March 11th. A cocktail hour with a cash bar starts at 6 p.m with dinner served at 7 p.m.