The Society of Midland Authors will present its annual awards honoring its choices for the best books by Midwest authors published in 2011. A reception with cash bar begins at 6pm, followed by the dinner and awards ceremony at 7 pm. The master of ceremonies will be author Jay Bonansinga. Free copies of many of the award-winning and finalist books will be available to banquet attendees. The cost to attend the banquet is $75. Reservations can by made by PayPal or check at www.midlandauthors.com.