It's turning 40 and, say the organizers of ODU's literary festival, it's not slowing down. So this year they've picked the theme "Lust for Life: Still Sexy at 40."

The Old Dominion University festival, an annual weeklong affair, will start next Sunday with a restaurant reception, then peak Thursday night with a talk by Roz Chast, the famously witty New Yorker cartoonist and cover artist giving the President's Lecture Series address. That lecture, typically packed, will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Hampton Boulevard.