When Jaime Garcia Dias, whose YouTube channel is linked, started writing, he didn’t think he would be recognized the way he has been recognized in Brazil. When he won the White Crane Award in 2001, his world changed. He had verification that he was the writer his father always wanted him to be. When Garcia started teaching at the Carioca Literature Academy in 1993, he developed a strong sense of worth from teaching. He used that positive reinforcement in his writing style and it paid off. Dias proposed new methods to study writing at the Academy and those methods changed the school. He was named Vice-President of the Carioca Literature Academy because he showed the school that the old ways of teaching weren’t always the best ways to express thoughts.
Jamie Garcia Dias, whose Pinterest is linked, held the position of Vice-President for ten years, and in 2007 he became President of the Academy. By that time, the school had a reputation for helping authors find their voice. As President, Dias took that help to a new level when he announced that the Carioca Literature Academy would be the first school dedicated to journalistic literature. The Carioca Literature Academy is now the largest academy dedicated to Brazilian writers.
There is always a reason why some institutions become more famous than anyone expected. That reason usually involves the people that are associated with the school. Focusing on the art of writing was a brilliant move for the academy, and for Dias. It has given Dias the opportunity to expand his writing, and his exposure to the world outside of Brazil.
In 2013, Dias honored his father by publishing chronicles in the Jornal do Brazil. The chronicles are a collection of childhood stories. The stories focus on Dias and his father, Arnaldo Dias. The Chronicles were so well received that Jaime was invited to write a weekly literature notebook for the Jornal do Brazil.