The manga is up there with works by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Swift, Agatha Christie, John Milton, JD Salinger and... wow! You're discussing Abelard and Heloise! If I wasn't half way across the world, I'd be joining you.
The Death Note Open Book Discussion will take place on September 17th 2014, at 4pm. The venue is Ephrata Public Library, in Ephrata. Insofar as I can ascertain, it's a free event, though it is geared towards 13-18 year olds.
If anyone does attend, could you please point out that they've spelt Ohba wrong? Thanks!