Women and writing was the focus of the 1995-96 yearly publication of the Lebanese Association of Women researchers, known as "A l-Bahithat. " Reading this publication is a requirement for anyone interested in Arab women writers in particular or the subject of women 's writing in general. Why do women write? How do women write? Is there a typically "feminine writing" as opposed to a "masculine" one? These are a few of the questions raised by the contributors. More general questions are also considered: What do women write about? Who are the women writing in Lebanon today?