Trevor Fraser

Arts and Entertainment Reporter, Orlando Sentinel

Writing is how I have always sought to serve my community.

I moved to Orlando in 2002 to attend the University of Central Florida and graduated in 2005 with my degree in Creative Writing. Throughout college, I wrote for several Orlando publications, including Orlando Weekly and aXis Magazine, on topics ranging from covering court cases to national politics to music reviews. I was also active in the local poetry community and was part of the four-person 2003 Orlando National Poetry Slam team.

Before graduation, I was hired as an Editorial Assistant for the Orlando Sentinel. After two years, I left to pursue an education in sustainable farming and planning practices. In 2014, I graduated from Rollins College with a Master's in Planning in Civic Urbanism.

My goal is to use my education, experience, and skills to enlighten and entertain Central Florida. I have made a life of connecting to people through writing. In addition to my significant professional experience, I believe the great quality my writing has to offer is my passion.

Portfolio
OrlandoSentinel.com
11/27/2015
Eddie Izzard adds layers to his comedy

Eddie Izzard doesn't have anything that he particularly wants to talk about. "That would seem a fraught way of doing interviews," says Izzard on the phone from Alaska. "If I just sat there, thinking, 'Oh, please ask me about the haberdashery,' or, 'Please ask me about the dangerous lives of chickens,' you'd just sit there steaming."

OrlandoSentinel.com
06/07/2016
NPR's Diane Rehm brings unique voice to Orlando

When listening to National Public Radio host Diane Rehm, two characteristics stand out. First is her voice. There's a heavy creak in her otherwise clean intonation, a result of her 1998 diagnosis of spasmodic dysphonia, a neurological condition that causes involuntary spasms in her vocal chords.

OrlandoSentinel.com
06/01/2016
Sean Lennon's latest project a 'Delirium'

The title track to "The Monolith of Phobos" by The Claypool Lennon Delirium kicks off the album with two minutes of deep, abstract noise before coalescing around the story of an astronaut given a vision of impending destruction. "Les [Claypool] doesn't make music for wimps," says the duo's other half, Sean Lennon.

OrlandoSentinel.com
04/11/2016
Actresses' lives and deaths inspire poet Amber Tamblyn

"I'm trying to write your poem, Martha Mansfield. But I can't memorize your lines. You are the last on my list of actresses." "It just was my own exhaustion," says poet Amber Tamblyn of her prose piece about her inability to write a poem for Mansfield, a silent film star who died in 1923of burns she received on a movie set.

PAPERMAG
11/19/2015
Those Who Came Before: The 10 Most Important Erotica Pioneers

Thank God we live in an age where nudity and the phenomenal act of fucking can be captured in all of its various forms on film. Oh, a few moralists may still titter about the degradation of society and the exploitation of human sexuality, but those arguments are dwindling.

OrlandoSentinel.com
03/30/2016
New bar stools, new suds in Orlando

We get older, but Central Florida is just too vibrant to let us settle into the same well-worn bar stools night after night. New taverns pop up nearly weekly, way too often for us to keep up with all of them.

OrlandoSentinel.com
06/07/2016
Author Brad Meltzer brings hidden truths to Winter Park Library

Between his best-selling thrillers and his television series, author Brad Meltzer has made a career out of the mysteries of Washington and politics. Though the 46-year-old has used conspiracies for his narratives, he has seen a rise in people peddling what he calls "the industry of conspiracy."

OrlandoSentinel.com
11/04/2015
Love story at heart of new novel by Ms. founding editor Letty Cottin Pogrebin

As a feminist activist, Letty Cottin Pogrebin has earned her bona fides. She was a founding editor of Ms. magazine in 1971 and a co-founder of the National Women's Political Caucus, among roles in other institutions for change. "I could name a long list of organizations and foundations," Pogrebin laughs.

OrlandoSentinel.com
07/01/2015
Motörhead roar into the House of Blues

Motörhead's venerable frontman Lemmy (pictured) is to rock 'n' roll what Batman is to crime-fighting: If you're not him, you'll never be as good at it. And it's not just the sound but the lifestyle of rock that the gravelly singer embodies.

OrlandoSentinel.com
10/01/2015
Six Pack: Pumpkin Beers 1

A few hundred years ago, people from Europe landed on the American continent and saw these big, orange gourds and thought, "Why not? We're starving anyway." And it turned out that if you added cinnamon and sugar and a crust, these things weren't half bad.