Old Dominion University will host its 40th Annual Literary Festival, "Lust for Life," from Sunday 1 October to Thursday 5 October, 2017.

This weeklong festival will bring 17 internationally known writers and artists to Norfolk to present their work to students, faculty, and the public. The festival's President's Lecture Series guest will be Roz Chast, whose 2014 book Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? became the first-ever graphic memoir to win a National Book Critics Circle Award.